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Featured Plant


Hedychium gardnerianum


Scientific name: Hedychium gardnerianum

Family: Zingerberaceae

Plant type: Herbaceous perennial

Bloom: Bright yellow flowers with a long red/orange stamen; fragrant

Environment: Full sun to partial shade, with wet, well-drained soil

Uses: Border gardens


Hedychium gardnerianum can be found:

Entry Garden – 5K,

Moon Viewing Garden – 53G,

Rhododendron Garden – 73H, 73G,

Temperate Asia – 4B, 41I


Hedychium gardnerianum, or kahili ginger, is a floriferous and fragrant perennial from the Eastern Himalayas. These fragrant and striking blooms have made kahili ginger a popular ornamental around the world.