An exceptional collection by Steve Hootman and Ken Cox of one of the finest Hedychium species for the PNW. This is an early and consistent bloomer with rich tangerine-orange dense flower spikes in late summer and early fall. Rich moist soil and mulch if winter is severe.
A distinct Hardy Ginger with leaves and flowers evoking Canna more so than any other in the genus. Gorgeous foliage and the flowers although few are quite large and a striking reddish orange. Likes a moist spot in the garden and can take full sun to part shade. Winter mulch.
A 2011 collection by Floden-Mitchell-Wynn-Jones from 1700 m at Lao Cai, Dragon's Tooth, Vietnam as aff. tengchongense and offered by us as such but upon flowering for Floden, proved to be spicatum which Wynn-Jones disputes. Plant Fight! H. spicatum from other areas has proved quite hardy for us, White and salmon flowers.
This fine form of this hardy Ginger has been oft admired in our garden but until now, we have not made the mental merchandising leap of actually dividing and potting up this plant for sale. One of the few Hedychium we can reliably flower in our cool summers. Spidery white flowers with apricot-pink accessories, leaves a good red-purple underneath takes this one to the next level. Mulch if winter turns uncharitable.
These are robust plants from seed collected by Chris Chadwell in northern India in 2012. This hardy true ginger relative is good down to zone 7b with enough mulch for short durations to single digits and happy in bright shade to mostly sun. This species blooms reliably every year with white crane fly flowers highlighted by salmon-pink working parts.
A hardy Ginger relative from our seed collection near eastern Bhutan. This is a rare offering of this collection. Narrow petals of white and peach are floral whimsy and always amuse us. Unscented flowers which compensate by having the showiest seed display in the genus. Mulch in winter.
Small winter-flowering species collected by Kettle and Wynn-Jones on Mt Fansipan in northern Vietnam. This is nice little ginger given varietal status due to its larger flowers and much larger sagittate anthers. Sagittate anther envy - it happens even in the plant world. Stems to 28" with very nice spidery white lightly scented flowers
An exciting introduction of this evergreen species from Gaolingongshan of NW Yunnan. Why is this so good? Bright yellow flowers on 5'-6' stems on a 6"-8" floral cone. Each bract on the floral cone contains 3-5 flowers as opposed to one typically, so each flowering spike can last a good 5 weeks. And a pleasant light scent to boot. It's best kept in a container and overwintered inside.