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Commonly known as Ginger lily
Exotic, sometimes scented, tubular flowers in crowded bottle-brush spikes.
Outstanding planted in groups next to still water.
Genus of about 40 species of rhizomatous perennials from moist, lightly wooded areas of Asia.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous perennials. Lance-shaped leaves on reed-like stems. Green seed pods burst open to reveal a bright- orange lining and seeds covered in a red, waxy aril.
Full sun - shelter from cold winds
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their foliage and exotic trumpet-shaped flowers. Most effective in groups. There is confusion over some of the naming especially in seeds.
Pests & Diseases - under glass, red spider mites and aphids.
Place of origin - Asia
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich
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