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Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' (Red ginger lily 'Tara')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'

Other names: Red ginger lily 'Tara'

Genus: Hedychium Hedychium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Tara' _ 'Tara' is a tender, herbaceous perennial with upright, strap-shaped, glaucous-green leaves. In late summer and autumn, it bears large, erect racemes of fragrant, orange flowers with long dark-orange stamens.


Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' is: Deciduous

Flower: Orange, Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange, Orange in Autumn

Foliage: Green, Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous, Green in Autumn

Fragrance: Flower

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' (Red ginger lily 'Tara') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Grow outdoors in fertile, humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade. Choose a sheltered, frost-free position and mulch before winter. Container grown plants can be overwintered indoors.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'

Other names: Red ginger lily 'Tara'

Genus: Hedychium Hedychium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Tara' _ 'Tara' is a tender, herbaceous perennial with upright, strap-shaped, glaucous-green leaves. In late summer and autumn, it bears large, erect racemes of fragrant, orange flowers with long dark-orange stamens.


Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' is: Deciduous

Flower: Orange, Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange, Orange in Autumn

Foliage: Green, Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous, Green in Autumn

Fragrance: Flower

Habit: Clump-forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases: Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Hedychium coccineum 'Tara' (Red ginger lily 'Tara') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation: Grow outdoors in fertile, humus-rich, moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade. Choose a sheltered, frost-free position and mulch before winter. Container grown plants can be overwintered indoors.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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