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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Tropical > Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum
 
Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum - Ginger Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tropical
Family: Zingiberaceae (Gingers)
Origin: Himalaya Mountain Region (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Salmon
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum (Ginger Lily) - This is a 3-4 foot tall ginger with leaves that have a prominent hairy underside and are a foot long and 4 inches wide. The fragrant, small coral orange-flowers bloom on spikes that are up to 8 inches long. We are not 100% sure on the identification of this ginger - Hedychium spicatum var. acuminatum is a variety listed in the Flora of China as having a purplish red color at the base of corolla lobes - our plants may be straight Hedychium spicatum - but whatever it is called, it sure is pretty! Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade. Hedychium spicatum is root hardy to USDA Zone 7 (0-10 F).  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hedychium spicatum acuminatum.