The Anne Bishop Ginger is a half hardy perennial, flowering plant. Lightly fragrant golden orange to yellow flowers are produced in large spike-like inflorescences throughout the summer on this vigorous Hawaiian hybrid. The blooms are strongly scented and quite intoxicating. The 4-5' high stems are adorned with large medium green tropical foliage. The foliage may get 4 to 5 feet tall and has a wide, sword-like form.
The flowers of butterfly ginger lily attract hummingbirds and other pollinators and also make beautiful cut flowers.
Most Gingers need 2-4 hours of cool direct sunlight , i.e., early morning sunlight or filtered shade throughout the day. Gingers are fairly drought resistant once well-established but often have the best foliage and flower best under average moist to moist conditions with acidic or mildly acidic and fertile soils. When the flowers are all spent, cut off the stem to allow the plant’s energy to direct towards the rhizomes. Keep the foliage well tended until it dies back, as it will keep collecting solar energy to store for the next season’s bloom.
Butterfly ginger plants can be grown in containers and brought indoors for the cool seasons. Ideal for Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing
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