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Hedychium coccineum 'Tara'



10th September 2005


A wonderful plant, introduced from the Himalayas by Tony Schilling while he was at Wakehurst Place. Flowers early in the season with startling luminous orange blooms. Most impressive for its hardiness in the UK. Broad glaucous foliage. There has been some debate whether it is a form of H.coccineum or H. gardnerianum or possibly even a hybrid.

Distinctive and vigorous, could only really be confused with 'Raffillii', but much hardier.

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