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Hedychium gardnerianum
Common Name: Hardy Kahili Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium gardnerianum
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One of the best-known species of the genus, H. gardnerianum has foot tall inflorescences of bright canary yellow flowers with firey red stamens. The flowers have a light fragrance. The season's new stems emerge late, often in June. Full sun in rich soil with abundant moisture during the growing season. 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:
Sunny or shady forest edges. Shaded woodland and steep banks along roadsides growing along with grasses and low bush.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Foeniculum vulgare "'Purpurascens'"
Crinum "'Ellen Bosanquet'"

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