(Hedychium coronarium) is a perennial plant native to tropical Asia, with a very ornamental bright green foliage. This marsh plant Is very showy, its flowers are white, big, very fragrant and they form all the year. Its growth is very fast and can be grown in groups for better appreciation of its landscaping effect.
Appreciates soils rich in organic matter and brittle, ie permanently wet, but not below water. Its size varies between 1.5-2.0 meters in height. It should be cultivated in the shade. It presents invasive potential. Multiply by dividing the clumps, taking care to leave a good part of rhizome and leaves at each molt.
Its flower is fragrant with a scent similar to other species of jasmine.
Popular Names: white ginger, marshmallow, teardrop, white lily, butterfly, teardrop, jasmin-butterfly.
Hedychium coronarium 'Roseum' which exhibits the same characteristics as the Hedychium coronarium species. This differs only in the color of the flowers, which are more pink.
Being an exotic plant, when in natural environment expels native species around it, which, in many cases, can result in loss of Biodiversity.