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Hedychium coronarium - White Butterfly GInger - 10 Fresh Seeds

Hedychium coronarium - White Butterfly GInger - 10 Fresh Seeds

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Hedychium coronarium - White Butterfly GInger - 10 Fresh Seeds

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Hedychium coronarium - White Butterfly Ginger

This listing is for 10 seeds.

The White Butterfly Ginger lily (Hedychium coronarium) is originally from the Himalayas region of Nepal and India where it is known as dolan champa दोलन चम्पा in Hindi, দোলনচাঁপা in Bengali, takhellei angouba in Manipuri, Sontakka in Marathi, suruli sugandhi in Kannada and Kalyana sauganthikam in Malayalam.  It is grown primarily for its very fragrant white flowers which can appear at any time of the year.  The roots are used in traditional medicine and has a pungent smell like ginger.

In Cuba it is the National Flower, known as "Mariposa blanca" literally "White Moth Flower", due to its similarity with a flying white moth. This particular species is incredibly fragrant and women used to adorn themselves with these flowers in Spanish colonial times; because of the intricate structure of the inflorescence, women hid and carried secret messages important to the independence cause under it. It is said that a guajiro's (farmer's) house is not complete without a white ginger in its garden. Today the plant has gone wild in the cool rainy mountains in Sierra del Rosario, Pinar del Rio Province in the west, Escambray Mountains in the center of the island, and in Sierra Maestra in the very west of it, but the plant is not endemic of Cuba.

It is suitable as a houseplant and will flower indoors with very little effort. In areas free of frost it can be grown outside either in the ground or in pots.  It is ideally suited to culture in a conservatory.

Full growing instructions can be found in my shop, the link to this on my Me page.


 
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Variety Gingers
Type Seeds
Sub-Type Tropicals


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