|Height:||80-100 cm (2.6-3.3 ft)|
|Flower Season:||late summer to early autumn|
|Climate:||USDA Zone 7-8|
Hedychium densiflorum Wall is a widespread species from the Himalayas. As always with such a wide range, properties like hardiness depend on the origin of the cultivar in question.
Hedychium densiflorum 'Assam Orange' is said to be one of the hardiest gingers. Although seed is often sold with this name, strictly the name should only be used for the original cultivar collected by Frank Kingdon Ward from the Phutang/Balipara Frontier track at an altitude of 2,000 m (6,500 ft) on 8 July, 1938. The plants shown in the photos by David Pilling were grown from seed sown in 2007 and flowered in late Summer 2008. Plants grow just over three feet high.