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Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange' (Hardy ginger lily 'Assam Orange')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Other names

Hardy ginger lily 'Assam Orange'

Genus

Hedychium Hedychium

Variety or Cultivar

'Assam Orange' _ 'Assam Orange' is an upright, clump-forming, borderline hardy perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, glossy, mid-green leaves and, from late summer into early autumn, dense, bottlebrush-like racemes of fragrant, deep orange flowers.


Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green 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 densiflorum 'Assam Orange' (Hardy ginger lily 'Assam Orange') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Choose a sheltered, frost-free site. Mulch before winter. Best to overwinter container plants indoors. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright indirect light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange'

Other names

Hardy ginger lily 'Assam Orange'

Genus

Hedychium Hedychium

Variety or Cultivar

'Assam Orange' _ 'Assam Orange' is an upright, clump-forming, borderline hardy perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, glossy, mid-green leaves and, from late summer into early autumn, dense, bottlebrush-like racemes of fragrant, deep orange flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-orange in Summer; Dark-orange in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green 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 densiflorum 'Assam Orange' (Hardy ginger lily 'Assam Orange') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Choose a sheltered, frost-free site. Mulch before winter. Best to overwinter container plants indoors. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright indirect light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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