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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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 Hedychium coronarium
Family: Zingiberaceae
White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily
Origin: India, Indonesia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Hedychium coronarium is a top selling ginger and the most fragrant of all. In the summer and fall it bears fragrant flowers that resemble butterflies, thus the common name, Butterfly Ginger. It is also been said to attract butterflies. It is popular in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands were it is used in leis or singly worn in the hair or behind the ear. It also makes a good cut flower great for scenting the home. It is a tough plant, a light freeze will kill it to the ground, but it will come back full force in the spring. Hedychium coronarium need light shade and a soil that is high in organic matter. The plants should stay wet at all times, the pots may even be immersed up to the crown in water. Fertilize weekly with a balanced fertilizer. The plants are very robust and quickly grow out of the containers. They need to be divided yearly. Remove old stems after flowers have faded to promote new growth. Hedychium coronarium is propagated by division in late winter- early spring. A frequent ginger in the house gardens of the Dai people along the Mekong river, it is used in local medicine to treat cold, headache, arthritis, and injuries. Sometimes this plant is called Alpinia alba which is incorrect name.


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 Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Hedychium coronarium, White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily

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Gerald Pait
Merritt Island FL USA
USDA Zone:9
2 Nov 2011
Mine are planted inground, inside my pool screen enclosure. They receive full sun but filtered by the screening. Plants automatically watered daily by mister system for ten minutes as soil is moist in the area planted. They are magnificent and provide a dreamy fragrance which is especially prevalent after the breeze subsides in the evening. Not over powering, just right. It is November and currently, six are in full bloom on four foot stalks. I have had to stake several in the pasts but the current plants are free standing. Pests are minimal if at all.
Cora
Woodbine, GA, USA
USDA Zone:8
23 Mar 2011
I walked out of my sister's house one day and caught the sweetest smell in the air. I followed it past the orange and tangarine trees to where the banana trees were and there they were standing like stalks of wild corn with crowns of delicate white flowers. I thought I had died and went to heaven because I never thought that there could be anything sweeter than my usual preference of lilac, honeysuckle, magnolia, and jasmine. I asked my sister what they were and she didn't know, since they were here when she bought the house. In the back yard there was also something that we had no clue about so I hit the computer. One hour and who knows how many word discriptions I had the answers. The front yard has the white butterfly lily ginger and the back yard has the red pinecone ginger. Now when I get my own place I know what I am planting on all four sides of the house!!! Open the windows and I will never have to buy air freshner again. Thank you God!!!!!
Maria Ryan
Orlando, Fl USA
USDA Zone:9
8 Nov 2010
In Cuba it is very common since the nineteenth century in the gardens and patios, as well as naturalized species in wild places with moist soils, and the edges of streams or rivers. It is much appreciated since colonial times by women, which is then decorated and perfumed with flowers. They are used for bridal bouquets. Such is his popularity, which in 1936 was declared the National Flower of Cuba by a committee of botanists and gardeners. This seems surprising because the butterfly is not native to Cuba. But they, for choosing, take into account not only its popularity but also that during the independence wars, its intricate branches served as a refuge for women patriots to carry important messages secret. In Buenos Aires was planted in a International Garden to represent Cuba, along with the national flowers of other countries.



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White Ginger, Butterfly Ginger Lily. This is the most fragrant of all gingers. In the summer it bears fragrant flowers that resemble butterflies. It is popular in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands were it is used in leis or singly worn in the hair or behind the ear. It also makes a good cut flower great for scenting the home. It is a tough plant, a light freeze will kill it to the ground, but it will come back in the spring.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Vegetative Vigor Booster
Broad Leaf Plus - Ginger-Heliconia-Banana Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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