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Ginger Lily

Hedychium spp.

Also known as

Hardy Ginger, Ginger Lilies, Garland Flower, Kahili Ginger

Starr 020803-0084 Hedychium coronarium x gardnerianum by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ginger Lily Overview

Hedychium is a genus containing around 100 rhizomatous perennial flowering plants in the Zingiberaceae family. They are native to parts of Asia where they are found in lightly wooded habitats. Some of these plants have become widely naturalised in non-native countries worldwide. Commonly known as Ginger Lily, some species are cultivated for their fragrance and for the tall flower spikes in shades of white, yellow or orange.

Common problems with Ginger Lily

How to propagate Ginger Lily

Division

Division in spring; rhizomes should not be divided when dormant.

Rhizomes

Other uses of Ginger Lily

Grown for their fragrant, showy flowers.