“It’s like a white butterfly,” he said. “And it’s scented.” He gave me a rhizome.
It didn’t take long to grow and soon after, it flowered. True enough, the petals resembled a butterfly’s wings.
The Hedychium Coronarium has an understated beauty and is definitely more subtle compared to its more flamboyant relatives.
However, it’s almost impossible to walk past a Hedychium Coronarium in bloom as it only takes a whiff of its delicate sweet perfume for one to be totally enraptured.
Care and propagation: partial to full sun; garden soil; water generously. Propagate by dividing rhizomes. Flowers more freely when grown unrestrained in the ground.