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botanical name:
Hedychium coccineum
common name:  Red Ginger Lily
family:  Zingiberaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 0.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Clump forming with fleshy rhizomes and large, pointed lance shaped leaves up to 50cm long. Spikes of red, orange or pink flowers in late summer to autumn.

Somewhat tender and best in a sheltered position. Best in moist soil and partial shade but happy in sun if kept damp. Suitable for warm humid conditions.

other notes:
From India and the Himalayas.

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