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Ginger Plants

Ornamental Ginger Plants (Not the edible Ginger which is Zingiber officinale)

(Shipping May to Sept 2017)

Tropical Ginger plants and in particular the Hedychium Ginger from JungleGardens are another favourite of mine which I have been growing for about 30 years. The strong rhizomatic root systems throw annual shoots to 6 ft topped by a dense head of flowers in late summer which look and smell gorgeous. They are hardier than most people realise and given a warm south facing wall with a protective mulch in winter, they will survive reasonable frosts. However because of our short growing season they may not reach flowering maturity outside, unless in a hot sun pocket. The alternative is to dig them up and place into large pots for late flowering and over wintering under glass in a frost free greenhouse or conservatory and started into growth in early spring.

Apart from Seeds and some Greenhouse Products, we sometimes also sell a range of tropical plants. We only supply these from late May to September and specialise in Banana Plants, Brugmansia, Gingers and some Conservatory Plants. Please Note: We do not grow huge volumes of plants and we may run out of availability by mid season.

All plants are shipped by courier services and because this is seasonal we CANNOT TAKE MIXED ORDERS of Seeds or Products along with Plant orders.  Please place any Plants as a separate order of Plants only. Any mixed orders with other products will not be accepted. Plant orders are only accepted for UK delivery addresses and surcharge areas may require additional shipping charges.

 

Hedychium Anne Bishop

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Apricot Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ 
A lovely apricot Hedychium with a good sent and a huge scented flower head to equal Kahili in size. Orange red filaments contrast beautifully with the paler petals. Strong growing to 6ft in a good light but taller under glass. Flowers around September to October on an established plant with strong stems and bold foliage.

Hedychium Brandie Saito White

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Hedychium Brandie Saito White Hybrid- Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ 
This hybrid of Hedychium Brandie Saito originally grown by us from seed is a big bold beautiful ginger with large white Moth like flowers in larger clusters, with the scent of coronarium! Large leaves and huge flowers on strong stems to 6ft. A lovely flowering ginger.

Hedychium Devon Cream

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Hedychium Devon Cream - Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ 

Hedychium Devon Cream is a wonderful Ginger hybrid of Coronarium and the Kahili ginger with extravagant scent on large flower heads similar to Gardenarium but with pale cream larger flowers influenced by Coronarium. Flowers early and at a sensible 3ft height on a strong plant. Originally sold as Hedychium Great Dixter but now renamed as Devon Cream.

Hedychium Dr Moy

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Hedychium Dr Moy - Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants  җ 

Hedychium Dr Moy an attractive ginger with pale orange flowers and variegated foliage. Variegation takes the form of white streaky flecks in the leaves.

Hedychium ellipticum

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Shaving Brush Ginger 3 litre plants җ

A shade loving very exotic Hedychium bearing magnificent terminal inflorescences densely packed with white flowers and long orange filaments. A very unusual ginger flower and slow to propagate.

Hedychium gardnerianum

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Hedychium gardnerianum the Kahili Ginger - 3 litre plants җ 
Hedychium gardnerianum the Kahili Ginger is still my favourite ginger lily with huge inflorescences of bright golden yellow, scarlet stamens and a fantastic perfume. Flowers easily once the root stock is filling a 10” pot or larger and fed regularly with plenty of sun. Sensible height for an Hedychium flowering at 3 to 4ft.

Hedychium Gold Spot

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Hedychium Gold Spot - Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ 
Hedychium Gold Spot is identical in all characteristics to Coronarium apart from the gold throat in the flower. It has been propagated from a plant originally found in a private garden in India. We were made over with the flowers and scent the first time we got hold of this fabulous ginger and it remains one of our favourites.

Hedychium greenii

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Hedychium greenii 3 litre plants җ җ 
Hedychium greenii is a lovely plant for both flower and foliage. Quite hardy in some areas so worth a try outdoors, but the flowers are quite late into September. The bonus for this plant is the strong clumping nature with many new spikes emerging during the summer.  The glossy dark green leaves have a maroon reverse with a hint of maroon also developing in the new stems. It produces the flower bracts early enough but it can take a further month for the striking orange/red flowers to emerge.

Hedychium Kinkaku

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Hedychium kinkaku - Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ
Hedychium kinkaku is another excellent ginger we are offering this year as plants, it has lovely large pale pink/peach blooms with a darker orange throat and pink-orange stamens.  Flowers from July through October given an early start.  Grows in light shade to full sun, 4-5 feet tall. A really pretty ginger.

Hedychium pink flame

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Hedychium pink flame - Hybrid Ginger 3 litre plants җ
Hedychium pink flame is an excellent 4ft Tom Wood hybrid, flowering from late August onwards with clusters of peachy pink flowers with a wide dark orange throat. The extremely fragrant flowers add to the attraction when brought in to conservatories during our Autumn.

Hedychium raffillii

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Hedychium raffillii or Indian Ginger 3 litre plant җ җ
Hedychium raffillii was a 1941 Award of Garden Merit (AGM) winner. For us, this cross is one of the earliest gingers to flower along with “Tara”, often starting in early to mid-July. Hybridized by C.P. Raffill, former assistant curator at Kew Gardens, the 5-6’ tall sturdy clumps are topped with large 18” flower heads of fragrant brilliant orange flowers, but to me almost identical to Tara.

Hedychium Tara

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Hedychium Tara or Red Ginger Lily 3 litre plants җ җ
Hedychium Tara is a hybrid of Coccineum with scarlet red flowers on a large flower head. It is one of the first to flower, one of the hardiest and grows 7ft tall flowering spikes. The scent is not as strong as some ginger flowers but nevertheless quite distinctive and fragrant and the only red ginger to have a decent scent. These plants will reach 6ft this season if planted in a good rich compost.

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To Grow -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

May be ok for a dry Conservatory ♣

Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җ җ Fully Hardy җ җ җ

Needs Shady Position Sunny Position Water Loving