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Hedychium forrestii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hedychium forrestii

Forrest's Hardy Ginger Lily

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Item #: 4594

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


This unique but little-known ginger lily boasts large, glossy, green canna-like leaves on the massive 8' tall stalks. Beginning in late summer, the top of each spike becomes a giant flower head, each with dozens of white, narrow-petaled, hymenocallis-like flowers emitting a strong, delightfully sweet fragrance. This is sure to become a new southern favorite.