Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange’
Supplied as a bare root rhizome.
This hardy ginger is a clump-forming perennial with stems to 1meter in height, and glossy, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves 30-40cm in length. In late summer produces fragrant, deep orange flowers in very dense, bottlebrush spikes 20cm long. This selection is larger than the species and probably the hardiest of all the gingers and a must for any jungle garden!
Grow in full sun to part shade in moist but well drained soil. Prefers a acidic PH, but can handle most soils. Once the foliage dies back cover the rhizomes with a thick bark chip mulch
Full sun/ part shade
Moist well drained soil
RHS hardiness rating H4
Plants are supplied as a bare root rhizome and are similar to the rhizomes seen in pictures 3 and 4. Picture 1 and 2 shows the flowers on a planted specimen and is not the plant for sale.