- Article number: HEDCOTA01
Hedychium coccineum Tara is a cross between Hedychium coccineum and the Hedychium gardnerianum. Gembers give beautiful flowers from August to October.
This Hedychium coccineum Tara is slightly larger than the Hedychium densiflorum Assam Orange about 125 cm. If the ginger is kept in a pot, then it can be quite large.
This species is also reasonably hardy.
The large flowers are bright orange and smell wonderful. The ginger may receive cow manure grain or other fertilization as fertilization during the season.
In winter, overwinter (in pot) at a temperature of + 1ºC or warmer in a light or dark place. Keep the soil as good as dry in the winter.
If planted in the open ground in a wet place, rather dig up tubers and overwinter frost free in peat due to root rot.
In a dry place in the open ground in winter with some humus or tree bark covering, the ginger can overwinter in the ground.
Make sure that the frost can not enter the ground too deeply.
Often winter hardiness is not so important for gembers, when things go wrong in the open ground it is often due to a too wet spot on which the ginger root rot.
Winter hardiness zone 8a (-10 / -12ºC).