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Hedychium ellipticum

25th August 2005

A splendid moderate sized species with large glossy leaves. White spidery flowers are clustered into shaving brush clusters in late summer.

Red ligules and margins to the rolled leaves can make a striking pattern on the stems of some forms.

22nd September 2006

17th August 2008

I have previously treated this plant as my standard form of H.ellipticum but this year I have noticed it has a slight spotted variegation through the leaf. It isn't stunningly spectacular, but it is worth keeping the clone distinct.