Ginger lily Yellow About This Item:
Ginger lily Yellow These bulbs are very easy to root and the plant grows fast in a pot, or even faster in the ground. Simply place bulb into potting soil and keep slightly moist. Once established it is just about care free.
Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade.
Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall.
Flowers are VERY fragrant, Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets).
Ginger lily Yellow is a tropical perennial; the green stalks grow from a thick rhizome to a height of 2-4′ feet. In autumn the stalks are topped with fragrant white flowers that resemble butterflies. The beautiful rich green foilage makes a great background for smaller plants.
A tropical plant, Hedychium coronarium can tolerate an occassional light freeze; frost will kill it to the ground, but it quickly comes back. It is a popular landscape plant throughout Florida and the Gulf Coast. It is also used in California, the Caribbean and tropical areas throughout the world.
Yellow Ginger Lily is a coarse perennial herb with leafy shoots 1.5-2 m tall. It is found in the East Himalayas, at altitudes of 1200-2000 m. Rhizomes are 3 cm in diameter, branched, internally pale and fragrant. Leaves are oblong to lance-shaped, 20-45 cm long, 5-10 cm wide. Flowers are fragrant, borne in erect inflorescences, 15-20 cm long, 8 cm wide, primary bracts green. Sepal cup is cylindrical, 4-5 cm long, velvety or rarely smooth. Flowers are yellow, on the paler side. The flower tube is slender, 8-9 cm long, petals linear to linear-lanceshaped, 4-5 cm long. Lip is often centrally flushed with dark yellow, broadly obovate. Stamen is yellow, about as long as the lip or slightly longer. Lateral sterile stamens are white, spatula-shaped to lance-shaped 4-6 cm long. Flowering: July-October.