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Hi we have grown a Ginger lilly for the first time this year & although it has grown about 3/4 ft high  & has 4 spikes it has only now come into flower. We are in Eastbourne & have a south facing garden so plenty of sun. When we tried to find best place to plant advice varied our local garden centre said not in full sun so we put it behind our Canary palm. We were going to put it with our Cannas  in the full sun. So which is best please. Stan

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,600
    I gave mine about 3 or 4 seasons in Devon, South facing, no shortage of water and given the best of treatment and not a single flower . 
    I dug them out in Spring except one clump ( just in case ) No flowers again this year, so they're coming out too.
    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,249
    I could never get them to flower here either.
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    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
     Some of the tender varieties fail to attain flowering size OUTDOORS prior to the Autumn setting in ; these are best grown in large pots and induced to grow under glass a bit earlier in the year  than they would start growing if outdoors .
    Positioned near a South facing wall they should flower quite well .
  • Our Ginger Lilies always flower - strong smelling, bright and robust.  They are facing north, against a wall.  We don't give them any special treatment, apart from them having the shelter of the high wall.
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