Hedychium coronarium (Zingiberaceae)
White Butterfly Ginger
Butterfly Ginger adds a bold tropical look and intense fragrance to your garden. Lush leaves on 5-6' stalks, crowned by terminal clusters of bright-white 2" butterfly-like flowers. Perhaps the most fragrant cultivated ginger — one delicious whiff and you'll understand why its flowers are traditionally used to make leis and adorn women's hair in Asia and the South Pacific. Unbelievably, this spectacular plant is hardy to zone 7. After frost, cut stems to ground and cover well with mulch. Spreads by underground rhizomes to make an impressive stand.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: mid-summer
Container size: Qt.