Hedychium tara

Hedychium tara

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Hedychium tara

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 5ltr pot dormant at the moment


Hedychium tara was collected as seed by Tony Schilling on the Eastern edge of the Kathmandu valley and named after his daughter Tara. The plant is thought to be a hybrid of H. coccineum and H. gardenerianium. It has tall stems with glaucous blue-green leaves. From July to October it produces tall spikes of bright orange flowers that have a strong fragrance, making it one of the best garden Hedychium. Hardy to -15 and grows to 2m in height. 



Planting and care

Best planted in full sun or light shade in moist, humus rich soil. It will respond well to feeding throughout the growing season. Plant deep and give a good mulch for winter protection, or to guarentee full protection you can lift part of the corm and store it frost free during winter.