Hedychium coronarium – Butterfly Ginger (Email for availability)

This tropical ginger is the most fragrant one that we sell. The white flowers resemble butterflies and they are seen in the late summer to fall. This plant can grow in the shade and can even handle a light freeze.

Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom. Please email us with your zip code for availability. 


Hedychium coronarium is our top selling ginger and the most fragrant of all. In the summer and fall it bears fragrant flowers that resemble butterflies, thus the common name, Butterfly Ginger. It is also been said to attract butterflies. It is popular in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands were it is used in leis or singly worn in the hair or behind the ear. It also makes a good cut flower great for scenting the home. It is a tough plant, a light freeze will kill it to the ground, but it will come back full force in the spring. It grows well in containers, but will quickly grow out of the container and will need to be divided every year. After the flowers have faded, extract the old stems. This will encourage new growth.

FAMILY : Zingiberaceae
ORIGIN : India, Indonesia
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : bright shade to full sun
MIN. TEMP. : low to mid 20’s
FLOWER : late summer and fall
COMMENTS : fragrant flowers

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery