Hedychium coronarium (white garland-lily or white ginger lily) is a perennial flowering plant in the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, native to the Eastern Himalayas region. It is commonly cultivated in warm regions of the world as an ornamental.
Hedychium coronarium can grow approximately 5’’ feet high and have a 5’ foot spread. The individual stems grow upright at a fast rate and start covering the area around it. The foliage consists of large, lance-shaped leaves, around 24” inches long and 5” inched wide. The leaves are medium to bright green in color. The garland flower puts on a beautiful display of showy, fragrant white blooms, borne on elliptical racemes. Each Hedychium inflorescence is about 4” – 8” inches long and blooms from late summer to early spring. The flowers are sweetly fragrant and are often used to make perfumes. The petals make up an intricate shape similar to the shape of a butterfly.