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Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Brand:  The Plantsman's Preference
Family:  Zingiberaceae
Main Season:  Autumn
Flower Colour:  Orange
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H3 minimum 1C to -5C
Pot Size:  1L



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Showy narrow spikes of tangerine orange flowers to 1.5m on this very hardy ginger (with a mulch at least). Probably the best one to start with. Part/light shade.

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange' works very well in the border in the garden and the addition of a 10cm mulch in the autumn will give some peace of mind that the rhizomes will be better insulated.  Container growing is also perfectly possible and very effective but the whole pot will need to be taken into a (more or less) frost free place for the winter unless you are in a very mild place.

Advice on the best place to grow these hardy gingers tends to vary accoring to where you are. I would say that in the south and east of England, at least some shade is needed.  In the west and north you will probably find that full sun is fine.

From the eastern Himalayas.

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