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Ginger (White Ginger / Butterfly Ginger)

Genus: Hedychium.

Species: Hedychium coronarium.

November 2009 from my parents (in JP).

A white butterfly ginger, like most of the hedychiums, has a beautiful fragrance. This one smells of Gardenias and is used in the perfume industry. Fairly root hardy growing to 5ft with the flowers on terminal spikes in late summer. Prefers partial shade but can take full sun with ample moisture.

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