North East India
Hedychium are rhizomatous perennials with erect, unbranched stems bearing two ranks of lance-shaped leaves, and dense terminal racemes of showy, often fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers
Hedychium Rubrum is a very uncommon ginger with beautiful bright red flowers. In form, the flowers look similar to those of Butterfly Ginger Lily. Red Ginger Lily is closely related to Hedychium greenii and has similar shaped flowers. The differences though are many. Hedychium rubrum has a long spike with red bracts, which alone makes it attractive. It has many more flowers per stem than H. greenii . The plant grows up to 1.2 m tall.
The flowers of 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.
Ginger plants can be grown in containers and brought indoors for the cool seasons. Ideal for Border, Container, Ground cover, Massing