• Hedychium coccineum
  • Hedychium coccineum
  • Hedychium coccineum
  • Hedychium coccineum
    Hedychium coccineum
    Hedychium coccineum
    Hedychium coccineum

Hedychium coccineum

Scarlet Gingerlily, Red Gingerlily, Orange Gingerlily, Scarlet Gingerlily, Orange Bottlebrush Ginger
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Very tall-growing hardy Ginger
  • Exquisite orange-red flowers
  • Lush exotic foliage
  • Rich well-drained soil
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Description

Hedychium coccineum, Scarlet Gingerlily, is a robust tall-growing hardy Ginger from the Himalayas and Yunnan. It has narrow upwardly-pointing lanceolate foliage and produces startlingly beautiful flowers in late summer. Intricate, exquisite, gorgeous and showy: the orange-red blooms have delicate stamens with long pinkish filaments and bright orange anthers. These long stamens give rise to another of its common names, the Bottlebrush Ginger.

Like all Hedychiums is appreciates a warm sheltered position and a humus-rich soil with plenty of water and liquid feeding during the summer months. Most Hedychiums will take all the water and fertiliser you can throw at them and will always do better for it if you err on the generous side. It is more tolerant of strong sunlight than most Hedychium species but does better in shade or semi-shade, growing taller and more lush. 

In autumn it loses it leaves and watering should stop. It is root-hardy in most parts of the UK if given a thick mulch for winter protection. A generous amount of sand and gravel should be added to the moist humus-rich substrate when planting to ensure it gets adequate drainage around its roots during the winter.

Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Gandasulium angustifolium, Gandasulium coccineum, Hedychium angustifolium, Hedychium aurantiacum, Hedychium carneum, Hedychium coccineum var. angustifolium, Hedychium coccineum var. carneum, Hedychium coccineum var. longifolium, Hedychium coccineum var. roscoei, Hedychium coccineum var. squarrosum, Hedychium longifolium, Hedychium roscoei, Hedychium squarrosum
Geographical Origin Himalayas from Nepal through to China
Cultivation A deep-rich but well-drained soil is ideal. Tolerates more sun than most Hedychiums but prefers shade. Water and feed liberally during the growing season
Eventual Height 2-3m
Eventual Spread 1-2m
Hardiness Root hardy with a good thick mulch in most parts of the UK

Hedychium coccineum

Scarlet Gingerlily, Red Gingerlily, Orange Gingerlily, Scarlet Gingerlily, Orange Bottlebrush Ginger
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£13.99
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