Hedychium coronarium

COMMON NAME

White garland-lily or white ginger lily

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Zingiberaceae

NOTES

A rhizomatous tender perennial that may grow to 10’ tall in its native habitat, but more typically grows 3-6’ tall. Features large, lance-shaped, medium green leaves (to 24” long x 5” wide). Fragrant white flowers in dense elliptical racemes (4-8” long) in late summer to early fall. It is the national flower of Cuba, where it is known as mariposa (literally "butterfly") due to its shape.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

India, Himalaya to Java

NATIVE HABITAT

Forest understory

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Hedychium coronarium