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Hedychium 'Species Mixed'

Ginger Lily


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A colourful mixture of decorative ornamental Gingers. Lush, exotic foliage gives rise to stems featuring racemes of sweetly scented blooms in an array of tropical colours. Can be grown in the UK like Cannas, or in a conservatory. Plants will flower in the second year from sowing and are fully hardy in southern parts of the UK. Height: 120-180cm (4-6ft).

Ideal For:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 hedychium seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
Sowing Time: Sow seeds immediately on receipt. Sow in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 21-60 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 60cm (24in) apart or growing on in large containers.

For best results, provide a rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade and with protection from cold winds. In frost-prone areas, either grow in containers or give winter protection by applying a thick winter mulch.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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  1. Still going strong

    By Peter Humphrey 23-02-2014

    This is an update, I have left the plants in pots outside and moved them to a sheltered spot to overwinter for the;last two years. I divided them last year and had spectacular display. These really are worth the wait for the first two years, for the growth and the flower displays certainly do make up for it. Highly recommended Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Incredibly Lush foliage

    By Peter Humphrey 15-09-2012

    I sowed the seed just over two years ago and the wait has been worth it. I have the plants standing outside and I almost took a machete to the foliage to get to the conservatory. The flower plumes are truly beautiful and the scent is wonderful without being over powering. The problem now is turning the pots out to divide the plants as they are huge. I will try and split them to see if they will survive outside with a heavy mulch and keep half indoors , just in case!. Do try them if you have the space.

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