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Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily

Hedychium 'Tahitian Flame'

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Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily (Hedychium 'Tahitian Flame') at All Seasons Nursery

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily foliage

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily foliage

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Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily (Hedychium 'Tahitian Flame') at All Seasons Nursery

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7

Other Names:  Garland Lily, Butterfly Ginger

Description:

This fine selection produces lance-shaped, sea green leaves with dramatic white variegation; fragrant peach blooms resembling butterflies in summer to early fall; great in containers, or massed along borders; benefits from some shelter and rich soil

Ornamental Features

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily features showy racemes of fragrant peach orchid-like flowers with orange overtones rising above the foliage from mid summer to early fall. Its attractive recurved sword-like leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy white variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Tahitian Flame Ginger Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.