Hedychium deceptum

Red Hardy Ginger Lily

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Item #: 15005

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Assam region of India, Burma/Myanmar, India

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

Regular price $27.20
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(aka: Hedychium rubrum) Hedychium deceptum is a little-known ginger from the Meghalaya/Naga Hills region of India, where it can be found between 1,500' and 4,500' elevation. Despite being discovered in the early 1920's by UK plantsman H.J. Elwes, it had never been commercialized until a recent introduction by US ginger guru, Tim Chapman. Hedychium deceptum shares the same bright, screaming colored flowers with the better known Hedychium greenii. Our plants, growing in half day sun, produce stout 3' tall clumps of corn-like dark green foliage. Starting for us in early August and continuing through October, the foliage is just topped with stocky flower heads composed of dark burgundy bracts, which hold the vermillion orange flowers...truly a special thing of beauty.