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Hedychium coronarium/Butterfly Ginger

Hedychium coronarium / Hedychium coronarium
Close-up of the buttterfly ginger flowers
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Close-up of the buttterfly ginger flowers

Cluster of flowers and bud

Flowers, buds and foliage

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Scientific Name: Hedychium coronarium
Common Name: Butterfly Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Large buds produce fragrant flowers in late spring and summer. Each bud is capable of producing hundreds of flowers which last but one day each. They are used as borders and mass plantings in Florida, California and along the Gulf Coast. Plants bend over under the heavy weight of flower heads.