Hedychium densiflorum 'Stephen'

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John

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Hedychium densiflorum 'Stephen'
« on: July 16, 2011, 09:24:09 AM »
We grow the small flowered form of this species which is extremely hardy and elegant. This selection has much bigger flower and a subtle but nice scent. Though the flowers are striking they are unfortunately short lived. If you are lucky and the flowers set seed there is a much longer display of colour when the capsules open to reveal the brilliant red fleshy coated seeds. This is often then followed by the leaves producing good autumn colour.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.