Hedychium ellipticum

Hedychium ellipticum

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Name

Hedychium ellipticum

Common name

Shaving brush ginger

What You get

You will reicieve a fully rooted 2ltr pot

About

Hedychium ellipticum has broad ribbed green leaves and grows to 1.3m in height. The flower is very different to most hedychiums creamy white flowers are held upright in a cluster with orange-red stamens protruding from these which makes it look like a shaving brush. Not the hardiest will take-7 more if well mulched or make a fine pot plant.

Origin

Himalayas-Asia

Planting and care

Best planted in full sun or light shade in moist humus rich soil all will respond well to feeding through out the growing season. Plant deep and give a good mulch for winter protection this will do for most winters you can lift part of the corm and store frost free and dry as an insurance.