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botanical name:
Hedychium densiflorum
Hedychium densiflorum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ginger lily
family:  Zingiberaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
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. Exotic looking lance shaped glossy leaves. Compact spikes of fragrant yellow-orange flowers in late summer. The spikes are up to about 15cm longs and freely produced.

cultivation:
One of the hardiest species but still somewhat tender and best in a sheltered position. Moist soil in sun or part shade. Grows well in the warmer parts of the UK. Provide a generous winter mulch in cool areas.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

other notes:
From India and South-East Asia

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