What Is a Ginger Lily?


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A ginger lily, or Hedychium coronarium, is a tropical perennial plant, according to Floridata. It has white flowers shaped like butterflies and sharp-pointed green leaves. The flowers are very aromatic, with a gardenia-like scent.

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What Is a Ginger Lily?
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Ginger lilies like partial shade to full-sun conditions and rich, well-watered soils. They are hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 7b to 11. Propagating ginger lily is as easy as cutting 8-inch sections of the root and replanting. Ginger lilies are great in containers and when planted in large clumps in the landscape. They are easy-to-grow plants and well suited for beginner gardeners. At night, ginger lilies attract moths.

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