Hedychium greenii

Also known as:

  • Red Ginger

Plant Type

perennial, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

8a-11

Size

H:3'-5'
W:12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

high

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Brian's Botanicals

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6350 North Preston Hwy Louisville, Kentucky

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Rare Plant Research

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Oregon City, Oregon

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Thatcher, Arizona

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Rare and spectacular ginger, to 3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide, with red stems, dark green leaves with red undersides, and stunning, orange-red flowers from early summer to fall. After flowers fade, little plantlets are produced for even more of these lovelies. Light shade in hot areas, full sun on the coast. Regular summer water. Frost hardy, resprouting from temperatures as low as 0 °F, USDA zone 7 with mulch for winter protection.

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Richmond, British Columbia

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This highly ornamental species has leaves that are deep maroon on the undersides, colour that also infuses the stem. This species blooms in early October in Vancouver with a small, tight inflorescence of relatively large, dark orange, unscented flowers. Full sun in rich soil with abundant moisture during the growing season. Mulch with fallen leaves in winter. In colder regions grow in a pot or store in dry peat moss and keep above zero.

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Louisville, Kentucky

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Hedychium greenii is a great ginger with great flowers and foliage. The flowers are orange and held in a cluster above the foliage. The foliage is a strap like leaf dark green with red undersides and some coloration on the canes. Plants can grow to 4 to 6 feet tall. The plants came originally from the Himalayas I have been propagating them for sometime. Virus Free Tested. Foliage: dark green strap like leaves on canes dark red undersides to the leaves Flowers: Large cluster of orange flowers usually late in the season Height: 6 to 7 feet tall

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Hedychium Greenii is a superb foliage plant, with maroon stems and underside of the leaves, with the top of the leaf a dark glossy green. It has a softer appearance than its relatives with large flowers that are a striking orange-red, but have no scent. Hedychium Greenii is quite hardy but requires a well sheltered position in full sun to light shade if to flower. It is reported to naturally grow in marshy areas, so it may be worth trying it in wet areas and possibly as a marginal pond plant. Sometimes call Hardy Ginger Lily, Hedychium Gingers are more cold hardy than most gingers, They put on a great show of flowers in the summer to early fall. Though Greenii is reported to Bloom later in the year. Cold hardy in zones 8. Move inside for winter in colder areas.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Hedychium greenii has long been one of our favorite gingers, only we have never been able to overwinter it outdoors until now. Finally, a form that we got from plantswoman Linda Guy has survived since 2007 including one winter at 9 degrees F. The 3' tall stalks, that emerge for us in late June, are adorned with dark olive green, red-backed leaves. The stalks are topped, starting in mid-July and lasting until fall, with orange-red terminal flowers. Since Hedychium greenii is sterile, it has learned to reproduce by plantlets that form on the old flower stalks.

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Oregon City, Oregon

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Coppery to burgundy leaf undersides with Red-orange flowers. Grows to 5' high. Great in the garden as a background plant.

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