Kahili Ginger, Hedychium gardnerianum is a showy subtropical plant that is prized by temperate gardeners for its large, lance shaped green leaves and up to 12” fragrant, yellow flower clusters in late season. In cool locations, it may not flower every year but can still be grown as an attractive foliage plant. 3-5’ x 3’ Grow in sun to bright shade, fertile, moist soil. Deciduous in the temperate garden. Native to the Himalayas. Hardy to 15 degrees F. Zingiberaceae Sometimes spelled Hedychium gardenerianum.
This species is considered invasive in Hawaii, New Zealand, South Africa and certain other locations but not in temperate North America. Gardeners in subtropical and tropical locations should exercise caution in growing this plant in a container or not at all.