More Information About Hedychium
Hedychium (ginger lily) are wonderful pass-along perennial plants that are finally available in many new varieties and species. All of the ginger lilies we offer have proven to be reliably hardy in our Zone 7b garden (0 degrees F in winter). Although they are commonly called ginger lily, they are not a true lily (genus Lilium), but instead are related to true ginger (Zingiber). Hedychium plants are prized for their summer and early fall floral shows atop bold-foliaged stalks. The inflorescences are quite exotic looking, resembling clusters of orchid blooms. Many of the ginger lily selections (especially Hedychium coronarium) are valued for their wonderful flower fragrance...a sweet honeysuckle scent that is a favorite of hummingbirds!
Hedychium plants prefer bright to part sun in rich, moist but well-drained garden soils...preferably on slopes. North of Zone 8, do not plant ginger lily after late August for best winter survivability. If your hedychium is happy, it will quickly form a large clump, which can easily be divided and shared with friends. Try pairing ginger lily with other bold tropical plants like canna, musa, colocasia or complimenting its late season flowers with hibiscus, paeonia or iris. When you are ready to buy hedychiums, we hope you will check out our extensive offering of ginger lilies for sale.
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