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Butterfly Ginger, White Ginger, Garland Lily (Hedychium Coronarium)

Categorized as: Flower,Ginger

April 25, 2010 | 19347 Views | 3 Comments

Butterly Ginger White butterfly ginger lily, or simply white ginger, is a tropical perennial and a cousin of culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale). It's green stalks grow from thick rhizomes to a height of 3-7 ft. Leaves are lance-shaped and sharp-pointed, arranged in 2 neat ranks that run the length of the stem. From midsummer through autumn the stalks are topped with 6-12 inch long clusters of incredibly fragrant white flowers that look like butterflies. The flowers eventually give way to showy seed pods chock full of bright red seeds.
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium
Species: Coronarium
Cultivar: None Identified