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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
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

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

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

Foliage

Glaucous, Green in Summer; Green, Glaucous in Autumn

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


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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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Glaucous, Green in Summer; Green, Glaucous in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


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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Winter Info

Hi! I have a Hedychium Coccineum Tara, I bought it in May 2013, and its been in a pot ever since, but it never flowered this year, despite us having the best summer for many years hear in Cornwall,… read more

Cut back or leave?

Hi I have a great ginger lily, unfortunately it did not flower last year due to being caught by an early frost. I wintered indoors this year and the foliage did not die back. I am wondering if I… read more

Tara Ginger

What should I do with the blooms after they die,Cut off bloom or whole stalk or neither? read more

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