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

Categorized as: Flower,Ginger

April 25, 2010 | 19340 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


Butterly Ginger

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to 0 °F
USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F
USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Height:

3-4 ft.
4-6 ft.
6-8 ft.

Light Exposure:

10% to 40% Shade
40% to 60% Shade
60% to 80% Shade

Growth Rate:

Fast


Butterly Ginger White Ginger makes a beautiful background plant and looks great planted in large clumps at the edge of woodsy areas. Use the butterfly ginger in low wet areas where it will thrive. The fresh green foliage makes a great framework for smaller plants and works well in tubs and outdoor container plantings. Butterfly Ginger is easy to propagate - simply dig it up, cut the root into 8 inch pieces and replant.



Response by: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/03/2011  at  04:16 PM

Having the White Ginger Lilly on the edge of woody areas is so inviting. They would really stand out and are quite appealing. Just the little pop needed with the white flower against the dark woodsy background. Stefanie H.

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