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Hedychium gardnerianum


Kahili ginger, Kahli ginger lily




Family
Zingiberaceae
Genus
Hedychium
Species
gardnerianum
Category
Tropicals
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season proetection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H2
Temperature (°C)
1 - 5
Temperature (°F)
33 - 41
Height
1.5 - 2.5 m
Spread
1 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
Landscape
Borders, bed, city, cottage and informal gardens.
Cultivation
Full sun and partial-shade. Moist and well-drained soil with a pH of acidic, neutral and alkaline. Prefers sand, chalk and loam.
Shape
Suckering.
Growth
Fast
Pests
Glasshouse red spider mite and aphids.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Erect and unbranched stems.
Leaf Description
2 ranks of lance-shaped leaves.
Flower Description
Dense terminal racemes of showy, often fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers.
Colour Description
The flowers are pink in colour with red stamens. The leaves are green.
Notable Specimens
The University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Devon, Alberta, Canada.
Propagation
Seed and dividing.
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