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hedychium coccineum 'tara' | tara ginger lily

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Posted by EDITOR 24 Feb 2010 - 8:10:00 AM

Ginger lily season in Melbourne and Hedychium ‘Tara' was the one to catch my eye. Orange wasn't a favourite colour in the pastel, cottage garden 80's when I was first learning about gardening. Now, I love the way these saturated spires fire up when the low sun gets under the required protective tree canopy. Looking like it comes straight from the tropics, Tara is actually Nepalese and performs even better in colder climates than the better-known Kahili ginger – but presumably shares its weed potential in moist, fertile bush areas.

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