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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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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