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Hedychium 'Tara' - 2010

AndrewR

By Andrewr


Hedychium 'Tara' - 2010 (Hedychium 'Tara')



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A healthy looking 'ginger' Andrew.great picture.

29 Aug, 2010

 

This clump was planted five years ago and has made itself very much at home. It is a sheltered corner, facing southwest and gets a mulch each autumn to help it through the winter

29 Aug, 2010

 

I have a yellow one in a pot Andrew...I took it in last winter and it flowered for the first time this summer....:>)

30 Aug, 2010

 

This one is supposedly the hardiest - and has proved it so far

31 Aug, 2010

 

Andrew I think I may have one flower spike on ours, this is their first year in the garden,they were large plants when I bought them and they have spread considerably, do they require a lot of sun to make them flower , and is it safe to leave them in the ground.

8 Sep, 2010

 

DD - yes, they require sun. I mulch mine with fern fronds or straw each winter and it is five years old now - even came through the last two winters without any apparent harm

9 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Andrew, forgot to ask do you cut them down at all?

11 Sep, 2010

 

DD - I leave all the top growth on over the winter then cut them down to ground level as part of the general spring tidy. If they are likely to catch a lot of wind over the winter, you might want to cut them down by about half in autumn so the movement of the top growth doesn't harm the rhizomes

12 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Andrew we get a great deal of wind here so will cut them down as you suggested, ours has flowered today...... nothing the size of yours but the perfume is amazing from one small bloom....!!!

12 Sep, 2010



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