Hedychium spicatum

Hedychium spicatum

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Name

Hedychium spicatum

What You get

You will reicieve a fully rooted 2ltr pot

About

Hedychium spicatum along with densiflorum is the hardiest of the Hedychium like densiflorum it is short only growing 1-1.4m tall it has glossy narrow dark green foliage that is tinted red on the under side the flowers are white with a pink middle and quite sparse on the stem very much like forrestii it does have a good scent. Not the most flambouant of gingers but a good hardy invaluable ginger for the colder garden. 

Origin

Eastern India, Napal, Mayanmar, Tibet

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.