FRIDAY FLOWERS: WHITE GINGER LILY

Today is all about the
White Ginger Lily
or
Hedychium Coronarium
or
Butterfly Ginger Plant

Just how beautiful is this?
And, its scent matches its beauty!! It is sweet, and tropical, and reminiscent of honeysuckle.

 

 

These ginger lilies grow by spreading rhizomes, disappearing in the winter and re-emerging in late spring.
By August (in my Zone 7b) the plants are about four feet high and the vertical flowers start to emerge. What a sight! And what a scent!

The plants will easily and happily over-winter in Zone 7b and south of that. But don’t despair! If you are north of that you can easily dig up the rhizome and store for the winter. Just the way you handle dahlias…
Believe me, it’s worth it. Grow them in full sun and both you and the plants will be happy!

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Comments

  1. I love, love, love this plant! Smells wonderful, too.
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  2. Beautiful Libby. Mine began blooming recently too but looks very shabby compared to yours. The coloration is attractive.
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  3. LOVELY……….hope you are not in IRMA’s way!
    THIS IS THE COLOR for me.I only do yellow and white!
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    • You must try these! The scent is just heavenly: be sure to plant by a doorway or path! No, we are not in Irma’s way…maybe some rain but otherwise safe. Thanks!