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Hedychium aurantiacum
Common Name: Orange Hardy Ginger Family: Zingiberaceae (The Ginger Family)

Hedychium aurantiacum
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Robust, perennial plant up to 4-6 feet high with stiff leaves, smooth green above and bluish beneath. The deep orange flowers with pink filaments are borne on dense stout spikes. Tropical-looking foliage provides interest all season long. Mulch with leaves in winter. In colder areas grow in a pot or lift and keep above zero in the pot or in peat moss.


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

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypeTender  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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