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Hedychium (Ginger Lily)

Hedychium

Hedychium “Ginger Lily,” also known as “Garland Flower.  Tall stems bear long leaves, and at the top there are spectacular delicately fragrant flower clusters  bearing prominent stamens  They bloom in late summer and fall and flower over a 6 week period.  Tolerates moist soil.  Hummingbirds and butterflies love them.  For outdoor cultivation treat as a CannaZones 7-11.


Hedychium Coccineum

Hedychium Coccineum
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Hedychium Coccineum is one of the most beautiful of the Hedychium gingers. Also known as Orange Gingerlily, Scarlet Gingerlily, and Orange Bottlebrush Ginger, the flowers can range in color from red to orange to almost yellow. It can tolerate strong sunshine but if kept in the shade, it grows taller.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Coronarium

Hedychium Coronarium
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Hedychium Coronarium. Also known as “Butterfly Ginger” or “Cinnamon Ginger.” From midsummer through autumn the stalks are topped with 6-12 in long clusters of wonderfully fragrant white flowers that look like butterflies and smell like gardenias. The flowers eventually give way to showy seed pods chock full of bright red seeds.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Densiflorum

Hedychium Densiflorum
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Hedychium Densiflorum. A short Hedychium with dense spikes of 18" deep orange, tightly packed, moderately fragrant flowers and banana like foliage. Plant in a moist location that gets sun, but is still a bit protected.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 3-4’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Ellipticum

Hedychium Ellipticum
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Hedychium Ellipticum holds its clusters of fragrant flowers on arching stems like a bouquet. The petals are white and are accented with extremely long, fiery red stamens. Also known as Rock Butterfly Lily.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 4’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Flavum

Hedychium Flavum
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Hedychium Flavum has open long spikes of pastel yellow flowers with a beautiful heady aroma. With its attractive long green leaves, this ginger can grow up to 7'. Needs some sun to bloom well.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 6-7’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Gardnerianum

Hedychium Gardnerianum
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Hedychium Gardnerianum. Also known as “Kahili Ginger.” Delicately fragrant yellow-orange flowers in elongated spikes emerge from cylindrical cones of green bracts. The beautiful flowers trail bright red-orange filaments. Flowers from July through October. Can be invasive in some areas.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Greenii

Hedychium Greenii
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Hedychium Greenii (also known as Red Butterfly Ginger) has bold salmon red flowers shaped like ruffled butterflies with a delicate scent. It produces small plantlets after blooming on the bloom's end, which can be planted to produce other plants. The foliage is beautiful with maroon/red undersides. Does best in a little shade.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 4-5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Griffithianum

Hedychium Griffithianum
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Hedychium Griffithianum has spikes of spidery white flowers with salmon-pink filaments.

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 3-4’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Speciosum

Hedychium Speciosum
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Hedychium Speciosum have clusters of fragrant white flowers that emerge late in the season.  With its tropical-looking foliage iis a great accent in the perennial border.  

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

Hedychium Thyrsiforme

Hedychium Thyrsiforme
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Hedychium Thyrsiforme produces masses of small white flowers, delicately scented with long stamens that look as if they've been shredded. Very unusual!

Size: 2-3 Eye Plant
Plant: 1 Per 3 Sq Ft
Bloom Time: Late Summer through Fall
Planting Depth: 3”
Height: 5’
Zone: 8-10.
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade

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