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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Kahili ginger Kahli ginger lily
Hedychium are rhizomatous perennials with erect, unbranched stems bearing two ranks of lance-shaped leaves, and dense terminal racemes of showy, often fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers
H. gardnerianum is an erect rhizomatous perennial to 2m, with grey-green lance-shaped leaves and cylindrical racemes of fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers with prominent red stamens in late summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Outdoors, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold winds and consider applying a deep mulch of garden compost or leafmould to protect the rhizomes in frost prone areas. In containers or under glass, use a loam-based compost such as John Innes No 3 and grow on in bright indirect light
Propagate by seed at 21-24°C (70-75°C) as soon as ripe. Divide rhizomes in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required other than cutting back the foliage and old flower spikes at the end of the season
Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite and aphids under glass
Usually trouble free
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