I watched a presentation from the JC Raulston Arboretum on Wednesday about using cut flowers from one’s garden to create arrangements. One of the presenters shared Hedychium growing in the Raulston gardens in Raleigh, NC.
With such a dearth of rain this summer my passalong ginger lilies have looked pitiful, I thought to myself I probably won’t see any blooms in my garden this year. But in the side garden early yesterday morning I spotted rising out of the foliage a raceme of sweetly scented blossoms.
Some common names for this plant are Butterfly Ginger, Butterfly Lily, Cinnamon Jasmine, Garland FlowerGinger, LilyWhite Garland, LilyWhite Ginger. Do the flowers remind you of butterflies?