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Other Names: White Garland Lily/Mariposa

Scientific Name: Hedychium Coronanarium

Family: Zingiberaceae

Genus: Hedychium

Native: Eastern Himalayas in India, Nepal, China and through Myanmar and Thailand


This lily is the national flower of Cuba and is loved for its strong fragrance reminiscent of jasmine. A perennial-green when grown in warmer climates, its flowers are intricately structured with spaces within. This unusual characteristic of its flowers made it a great tool for espionage with messages being hidden within its petals and sepals, by women carrying communication to fighters for independence against colonial rule. The varieties in stock include White, Variegated, Off white, Clustered White, Orange, Red and Yellow. Please note: The plant on sale may or may not be in bloom at the time of sale, but will bloom in time.


***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.

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