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Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'
Common Name: Hardy Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'
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In mid-late August 'Tara' offers dramatic large firey orange and fragrant flower clusters. The most reliable bloomer for the West Coast climate and indispensable as a subtropical accent in the perennial border. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. Mulch with fallen leaves in winter. In colder regions grow in a pot or store in dry peat moss and keep above zero.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Forest edges and in grasslands of mountainous areas.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Musa basjoo
Trachycarpus fortunei

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