• Hedychium thyrsiforme
  • Hedychium thyrsiforme
  • Hedychium thyrsiforme - developing inflorescence showing pincushion form

Hedychium thyrsiforme

Pincushion Ginger. Pincushion Hedychium
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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Quick Overview

  • Broad jungly foliage and robust growth
  • Delicate spidery white flowers from a green pincushion-like bract
  • Root-hardy with a protective mulch
  • Humus-rich soil in a humid and warm sheltered location
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Description

Hedychium thyrsiforme, Pincushion Ginger, is a strong-growing Hedychium with broad jungly foliage and a dramatic inflorescence with white spidery flowers. The downward-curling labellum and long slightly-crooked filaments erupt from the green pincushion-like bract and give the inflorescence a very exotic and delicate appearance.

In a genus that is renowned for its late autumn flowering, Hedychium thyrisiforme is no exception and many exotic gardeners will wait years for it to flower successfully; the onset of the cold winter weather often curtailing growth before the flowers have a chance to open.

A rewarding species for the experienced grower.

Additional Information

Order Zingiberales
Family Zingiberaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Gandasulium thyrsiforme, Hedychium heteromallum, Hedychium tocucho
Geographical Origin Eastern Himalayan region; India, Nepal, Bhutan
Cultivation Warm sheltered and humid aspect. Partial shade. Plenty of water with regular feeding throughout the summer. Mulch in winter
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread Spreading habit, 1-1.5m in the UK
Hardiness Herbaceous root-hardy perennial. Rhizomes should be sited in a rich humus-rich soil and nested in a bed of sharp sand for drainage during the winter. Mulch during the winter months

Hedychium thyrsiforme

Pincushion Ginger. Pincushion Hedychium
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£13.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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