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Butterfly Ginger, Garland Flower, Ginger Lily, Whi
Scientific Name: Hedychium coronarium
Family: Zingiberaceae
Butterfly Ginger, Garland Flower, Ginger Lily, Whi (Hedychium  coronarium)
Hedychium coronarium, leaves and flowers, photo by Forest & Kim Starr, starr-020803-0036
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,22-27
USDA: 9b12

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: India, Malasia

Growth Habits: Perennial, 2 to 6 feet tall

Watering Needs: Prefers a soil rich in organic matter, wet at all times

Propagation: Division or root cuttings in late winter to early spring

Butterfly Ginger, Garland Flower, Ginger Lily, Whi (Hedychium  coronarium)

Cultural Practices:
The Butterfly Ginger is a vigorous grower and needs to be divided yearly at least. Fertilize weekly with a balanced fertilizer

Blooming Habits:
The white flowers are extremely fragrant and are good as cut flowers. They come in dense spikes, 6 to 12 inches long (15-30 cm). Remove the old stems after flowersare spent to promote new growth

Fruiting Habits:

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