Hedychium Aurantiacum (Ginger Lilly)
Aurantiacum is much smaller than Coronarium and the leaves are thinner. It has grown as well as the white variety and we think its maximum height will be around 4 feet. Flowers are wonderfully fragrant and arrive in late summer in an almost violent bright Orange – this type is referred to as having “the Queens perfume”. Perfectly hardy we just can’t wait for the flowers to bloom.
Originally gown in Nepal and other parts of Asia, so we are very impressed indeed with this exotic looking plant, which is actually very hardy! Our stock is from a grower in Scotland. They are truly spectacular and not readily available – we are so proud to add them to our stock list. They are very large this year and we have not been able to keep them in small 3 litre pots – they are now in 10 litre pots – the foliage is amazing and we are expecting flowers. Our Gingers will be priced according to pot size and age – please call for details.
Please note! In future we will post our Ginger Lilly varieties Aurantiacum and Coronarium (Hedychium) ONLY from November through to April, as they are too heavy and tall during the late spring and early summer and unfortunately this makes the costs of postage prohibitive.