Ginger Lily

Did you know?

Ginger lilies are native to India but have flourished in the wild in Australia and are now considered an invasive weed here and in NZ. Plants consist of stems up to 2m in height emerging from the ground. The leaves are large and bright green with large yellow fragrant annual flowers.

Types

Ginger lilies generally have yellow flowers but can also be cream, orange, red and white flowers.

Selection and Storage

Choose bunches where the flowers are just starting to open and leaves are fresh and undamaged. Keep in a cool place, cut a minimum of 2cm off the stem and place in cold water with a preservative. Change water daily for optimum lifespan.

Availability

January – May.