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Hedychium ellipticum (Rock Butterfly Lily)

Rock Butterfly Lily, Hardy Ginger Lily, Shaving Brush Ginger


Hedychium ellipticum (Rock Butterfly Lily) is an upright perennial boasting a handsome foliage of broad, strongly ribbed leaves adorned with thick red-stained stems. In late summer to early fall, very fragrant, creamy-white flowers appear in a dense flowerhead surrounded by a firework display of long, orange-red stamens. Rich of a pleasing spice fragrance, they resemble a brightly colored pin-cushion. Rock Butterfly Lily is one of the hardiest gingers. A beautiful foliage plant that is much admired when in bloom.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. high (120-180 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • A pretty addition to beds and borders, containers, cottage gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • Native to the Himalayas and East India.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hedychium - Ginger Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Hedychium - Ginger Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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