Hedychium coronarium

This is an attractive ginger with white, highly fragrant flowers.  It originated from Nepal and India in the Himalaya region and is the national flower of Cuba.  It is also known as 'White Ginger Lily' as well as 'White Butterfly' Ginger.

The Jasmine-like fragrance of this ginger is extracted for perfumes and becomes more intense at night. When the flower first emerges it is yellowish in color but soon turn white. I got a piece of rhizhome last year and planted it in the back yard and now the plant is about 4 to 5 feet in height.