Hedychium spicatum 'Himalayan Lipstick'
17th August 2006
The name turned up in a Jacques Amand catalogue. It has turned out to be a slender form of H.spicatum with dark red/purple reverses to the leaves. It has also been the most susceptible to
attack by red spider mite.
Rather pale flowers that mean it is probably a form of H.spicatum var spicatum.
17th September 2006
26th August 2007
14th September 2007
16th November 2008
As the autumn drains the green from the leaves the red colour of the undersides becomes more obvious.
29th August 2010