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Hedychium greenei - Red Ginger

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

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tropical
Family: Zingiberaceae (Gingers)
Origin: India (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Hedychium greenei (Red Ginger) - This ginger grows 3-5 feet tall with reddish stems and leaves that are dark green above and maroon-red on the undersides. The large bright orange-red flowers emerge sporatically from early summer through fall and are followed by plantlets on the old inflorescence. Plant in full sun (coastal to light shade (best) and irrigated regularly. It is hardy to USDA zone 7 (0-10 F). In cooler climates the foliage freezes down but it is evergreen in our nearly frost-free coastal garden. Plants in cultivation are sterile and it is speculated that they all originated from one plant collected in SW Bhutan and grown in Darjeeling by a Mr. Green before 1908.  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 greenei.