Bulbous & Succulent Weeds

Ginger Lily

Hedychium gardnerianum

Large, spreading plant out-competes natives for light and moisture in moist habitats. Heavy and difficult to remove from bush.
  • Family Zingiberaceae
  • Origin Himalayas
  • Habit Robust perennial herb 2-3 m high with creeping underground stems (rhizomes) up to 1 metre long.
  • Leaves About 40cm long and 15 cm wide. Alternately arranged and lance-shaped with long-pointed tips.
  • Flowers Yellow with red filaments and very fragrant, in spike-like clusters, summer to autumn.
  • Fruit Produces large amounts of seed.
  • Roots Large fleshy rhizomes forming dense layers up to 1 metre thick.
  • Dispersal Garden dumping of stems.
  • Control Remove underground stems from contact with the soil. Bulbous & Succulent Weeds 45

Back to

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.