Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Description: Hedychium densiflorum ‘Assam Orange is one of the best hardy gingers for the garden. It is very free-flowering with masses of upright, strongly coloured, orange fragrant flower spikes in late summer. Exotic looking lance-shaped foliage add interest and help Hedychiums make a great statement in an exotic garden. Good companion planting with other exotics such as Musas. All Hedychiums are late starters and break the soil from mid-May onwards when all danger of frost has passed.

Climate / Position: Full sun or partial shade.

Height / Spread: Height - up to 1.5m. Spread 1.5m

Soil Requirements: Humus rich soil, moist but well drained.

Pruning : None required. Remove old stems to encourage new growth.

Special Requirements: Benefits from a deep mulch in winter. Plants should be planted deep to protect the rhizomes from winter frosts.

First introduced to the UK in 1930s.