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Hedychium wardii

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Only recently introduced to western horticulture from a collection in north-western Yunnan. A sturdy species with glossy green broad leaves to around 50cm long that clasp the robust stems. Forming by late summer a terminal spike of imbricate (broad overlapping) bracts that the individual distinctive bright yellow broad flowers push their way out of, in sequence of up to 6 lightly scented flowers, over up to a 6 week period. Not had the opportunity to trial it ourselves, but it is reported to be as hardy as H. gardnerianum which withstood the winter of 2010/11 for us unharmed to –15C. Grow in a well drained, but moisture retentive soil in good light. All Hedychium rot if grown in wet soils, nothing to do with hardiness just drainage.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Zingiberaceae) Hedychium wardii
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Yellow Late summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Semi evergreen bold China
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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