Hedychium greenei has long butterfly like red flowers, mid green oblong leaves, scented. These uncommon but useful plants are best treated like cannas for summer bedding. In some places they are hardy but it is best to protect well against winter frosts if leaving out. Besides the attractive flowers the foliage also adds to the impact it will make in the garden. If planting in containers ensure they are regularly watered and fed during the growing season.
They may take a year or so to establish.
Aspect: Need to be planted in very warm areas of the garden. Keep from cold.
Soil Type: Plant in a well drained, rich, well composted soil and feed copiously with liquid manure