One of the hardiest gingers and a superb bold foliage plant, this is what goes around as H. forrestii in cultivation, but is definitely not that species. Exotic, orchid-like, subtly fragrant white flowers with orange stamen make up a loose inflorescence in late summer/autumn on very leafy pseudostems to 1.8m. Rich soil in sun or part shade. Bone hardy here, even without mulch at -14c! Coped admirably, with only slight leaf scorching, without any irrigation in full sun and temps up to 38c during the drought of 2022.