Hedychium gardnerianum is an attractive small shrub, native to the countries of India and the Himalayas. It typically stands between 2 to 5 feet tall and loves the direct sunlight or semi-shade. Hedychiums also require regular watering, with moderate amounts keeping the foliage lush and the flowers blooming.
At the peak of summer, Hedychium gardnerianum blooms with beautiful, fragrant yellow and orange flowers that are sure to attract attention with their bright color and sweet scent. Butterflies and hummingbirds alike will be sure to flock to the nearby surroundings of the plant.
Though Hedychium gardnerianum is normally grown in USDA zone 8-11, the mature plants are known to be cold hardy and endure temperatures down to at least 30 degrees Fahrenheit (for a short time). In colder climates, planting in a pot and bringing indoors during the winter months is an ideal solution.
Because of its thick stems and large leaves, Hedychium gardnerianum requires a well draining, nutrient-rich soil in order to achieve its fullest potential. A thick winter mulch may also be used to cover the top growth of the plant during the cold winter months. When taken care of properly, this low maintenance and hardy shrub is sure to be an eye-catching addition to any garden or home.