Each year during late summer or early autumn you will be rewarded with beautiful very showy flower spikes that make growing this plant very worthwhile and rewarding.
Kahili ginger is an ornamental, tropical plant that will grow to about 2.5m when planted in suitable soil and looked after. It is often referred to as Ginger Lily. The beautiful bright yellow to orange flower spikes emerge from the end of the stalk. There are long pinkish to red stamens that extend from the flower producing a beautiful contrast to the yellow of the rest of the flower.
Orange fruits form that ripen to red and attract a variety of birdlife into your garden
Ginger Lily, Kahila garden lily, Wild ginger lily, Salmon butterfly ginger.
Lifecycle - perennial
Height - 2.5m
Width - 60 to 90cm
Flower Size - 15cm
Flower Colour - Yellow to orange
Leaf Colour - green
Common Pest and Diseases
Kahili Gingers are very robust and not susceptible to many pests or diseases. But occasionally you may find the following affecting them:
Watering should be done at least weekly - the soil should not be allowed to dry out. Monitor the top 3cm of soil and if this becomes dry, then watering is required.
Thoroughly water and allow a deep soaking to occur.
Genus - Hedychium
Family - Zingiberaceae
Order - Zingiberales
Class - Liliopsida
Phylum - Tracheophyta
Apply a general fertiliser to the base of the plant 4 times a year.
Trim diseased and withered branches after flowering. Remove this at the base.