Ginger Lily, Orange Bottlebrush Ginger
Hedychium aurantiacum

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium (hed-EE-kee-um) (Info)
Species: aurantiacum (aw-ran-ti-AYE-kum) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fresno, California

Chiefland, Florida

Ashburn, Georgia

Charlotte, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 21, 2009, aves2464 from Fresno, CA wrote:

This plant has survived 5 seasons in Zone 9, Fresno, California. Some frost damage has occurred but the plant quickly recovers. Flower spikes begin to form in August.