A friend's Mother used to grow lilies that smelled fairly strongly of
Ginger. I would like to plant some but have no idea what to look for. Haqs
anyone seen or heard of them? The flower is white with brownish specks on
them. The lady passed away before I could find out what they were called.
I have searched out "Ginger Lily" but none look similar.
My father grows something he calls ginger lily. It has a tall stalk with
multiple blooms (similar to a gladiola). It generally blooms in late
summer/early fall. Here is a website that has photos that look like his:
Darn shame I live in NJ, I doubt it would survive our winters. Zone 6
The Hedychium is only hardy in USDA zones 9-11, so unfortunately it is only
suited for growing in warmer climates like those found in southern Florida,
California, and other tropical-like areas. A light frost or freeze will
cause the plant to die back to the ground, but it will quickly recover as
the temperatures rise in the Spring. Butterfly Lilies prefer light to
partial shade, and should be grown in a rich moist soil.
The plant may be grown from seed, or is easy to propagate by division or
root cuttings (simply dig up and cut the thick roots into 8" pieces and
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