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HEDYCHIUM greenii

Commonly known as Ginger lily

Butterfly-like salmon-red flowers with a delicate scent attractive to butterflies. Grows to about 4 feet in sun or shade
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£11.50 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £9 each

  • Red - salmon red
  • Height - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in) or more.
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial. Long, oblong, sharp-pointed, red-backed, mid-green leaves 20-25cm (8-10in) long. Produces butterfly-like flowers in terminal racemes 12cm (5in) long.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - sometimes produces bulbils from which it can be propagated
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass, red spider mites, aphids.
  • Place of origin - western Bhutan.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile. Humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
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to 2m (6½ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in) or more.
 

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