The bronze coloured undersides of the leaves of the ginger lily Hedychium greenii are set off to advantage by light from the setting autumn sun. All ginger lilies arrive at their maximum garden value during the late summer and early to mid autumn. Most have splendid blooms, delightful fragrance and are worthy foliage plants. However, they tend to be on the tender side and are therefore suitable only for milder areas of the country. Even the more dependable ones can suffer slightly during a cold spell such such as we had in January 2009. Hedychium gardnerianum is one of the more cold-resistant of the commonly available garden species.
© Maciej Pomian-Srzednicki, 2009
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Autumn sunlight on leaves of Hedychium greenii

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