One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Hedychium ........ 'Tara'
Stefan, I believe, planted this Zone 7 hardy ginger in the Korean Island bed maybe 5 years ago. It's just coming into its own. There is no end of dispute regarding its classification so you fill in your own specific epithet. We label it H. densiflorum 'Tara' as I recall. If you're bored though, google Hedychium 'Tara' and read the discussions.
I like the fact that the inflorescence doesn't bloom sequentially. Pretty much every bract has an attractive flower. Plus it's fragrant, faintly.