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Hedychium coronarium 'White Butterfly'
Hedychium coronarium 'White Butterfly'
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Ships in 10 inch nursery pot. 12-15 inches in height. Multiple stems per pot.

Hedychium coronarium 'White Butterfly' is the Mariposa, the national flower of Cuba. Everyone should have a White Butterfly in their yard! Hedychium coronarium 'White Butterfly'- Called 'White Butterfly' ginger. It is the most fragrant of the Hedychiums and is the largest flower and the hardiest. Few other plants are as redolent as this mariposa. Originally from India and Indonesia, it traveled to Hawaii, where it remains popular for use in leis. Flowers from late summer into the fall. Prefers partial shade, but will grow in full sun. Grows 4 to 5 feet tall. Will grow in water.

Hedychiums--Called "butterfly" gingers. Short to tall plants with colorful and fragrant flowers. Go dormant after first frost. Enjoy medium to full sun.Gingers are the queen flowers of the plant world. They are the source of wonderous fragrances and possess exquisitely delicate foliage and flowers. The fragrance of some butterfly gingers will take your breath away.Gingers enjoy a special position in the botanical kingdom with their elegance in form and texture, sparkling color and amazing symmetry. The word ginger conjures up images of an exotic oriental food flavoring. However edible ginger is only one of approximately 1,300 species of the very diverse Zingiberaceae family. Gingers are classed as a herbaceous perennial and have enjoyed popularity as an ornamental plant in Asia and the Far East for centuries. Only recently have they become known as outstanding ornamentals in the U.S.Gingers as a group add outstanding exotic foliage and exotic flowers to the landscape. Gingers are wonderful plants for southern climates and protected northern climates. In both areas gingers are finding favor as interior landscape plants and most do very well in containers. Gingers are heavy feeders and drinkers during the growing season. Most do best in partial shade; however some thrive in full sun, others in full shade. So gingers provide plants for all light conditions. Many species enter dormancy in response to shorter days, cool temperatures, or dry conditions. Rhizomes (the underground stem) survive in a dormant condition beneath the soil surface during cold or dry conditions. Stokes Tropicals' Ginger Blend (8-4-6) is an excellent fertilizer source for these wonderful plants.

 

Name Hedychium coronarium 'White Butterfly'
Common Names White Ginger, Garland Lily, Butterfly Ginger
Grow Zone 7
Light Conditions Full Shade,Partial Sun/Shade
Water Requirements Average; do not overwater
PH Level 6-7.5
Minimum Height 4 feet
Maximum Height 6 feet
Growth Habit Fast
Bloom Period Mid Summer-Early Fall
Bloom Color White,Yellow
Fragrant Yes
Fragrance Rich honeysuckle
Best Grown In Container, Mixed border
Scientific Name Hedychium coronarium
Class Liliopsida
Family Zingiberaceae
Genus Hedychium
Species coronarium
Cultivar White Butterfly
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 7
Grow Zones
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