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Other common names
ginger lily 'Tara'
Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' Hedychium × moorei 'Tara'
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
'Tara' is an erect herbaceous perennial with stems to 2m in height, bearing lance-shaped leaves 30-40cm in length. Fragrant orange flowers with prominent darker orange stamens are borne in dense terminal racemes up to 25cm in length from late summer
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 East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Choose a warm position sheltered from cold winds and give a deep winter mulch. An alternative is to grow it in a large container on a warm, sunny patio and to overwinter indoors or under glass
Propagate by division of rhizomes in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite and aphids when grown under glass
Generally disease free
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