Hedychium coccineum 'Disney' (Zingiberaceae)
Scarlet Ginger Lily
A selection of Hedychium coccinium variously known as 'Disney' or 'Honduras Form'. Tall upright stalks make it ideal for a container or a small garden where its vertical form and smaller footprint are desirable. Many gingers flop over as their blooms grow heavy, but 'Disney' stands straight, with leaves curling slightly and held close to the stalk. Blooms late summer into fall with bottlebrush clusters of lightly fragrant orange-red flowers. It has survived many hard winters here at Niche and should be hardy through most of zone 7.
Bloom period: tropical
Container size: Qt.