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Hedychium Genus

Garland flower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Hedychium genus (Garland flower). These are perennials which have stout fleshy rhizomes. The flowers are individually short-lived but are profuse and fragrant. They are ideal for sheltered borders and conservatories. Frost hardy to frost tender, min 5C. Needs sun and rich, moist soil. Propagate by division in spring; rhizomes should not be divided when dormant.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Other common names

Ginger lily

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their fragrant, showy flowers.

Propagation

Division in spring; rhizomes should not be divided when dormant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and aphids under glass.

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