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Hedychium gardnerianum Tara - Tara Ginger

Hedychium gardnerianum Tara will produce striking pale orange flowers with red stamens during the late Summer and into Fall. Tara Ginger grows best in light shade with moist well drained soil. The Tara Ginger will grow in full sun near the coast, but requires some shade when planted in inland gardens. Plants are normally 4-5 feet tall but can grow to 7 feet in favored conditions. More so than the other gingers Hedychium gardnerianum Tara requires regular water. Without it the canes flop and seem to get tangled in the surrounding foliage. Hedychium gardnerianum Tara will tolerate a light frost but will show the effects of it until the new shoots pop up. Plants are root hardy to 15° F.

Hedychium gardnerianum tara

Pale orange flowers of Hedychium gardnerianum Tara - Tara Ginger. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Hedychium Genus featured on this site:
Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium gardnerianum
Hedychium greenii

Other Ginger plants featured on this site:
Alpinia zerumbet variegata