Hybrid (Tresco 2)
This is an evergreen
clump forming perennial. It is said to be a cross of H.
gardnerianum and H. coronarium, however it seems possible that it is in fact a
form of Hedychium chrysoceulum. A good grower it originated at
the Abbey gardens Tresco and has a good strong scent and is earlier to flower
than either of the parents if it is indeed a cross. The
rootstock is hardy in the south of England outdoors without
lifting, a warm position (not necessarily sunny) and winter mulch
will ensure flowering before autumn fades. Kept in protection
this ginger will remain evergreen through the winter months and
flowering will be earlier. A stunning plant for foliage and
flower. good in the conservatory for foliage effect as well as
scent when in flower.