This fragrant beauty graces some of the most charming and historic landscapes across the south. Imagine the famous painter Audubon pinching off a flower as he walked along the gardens of Oakley Plantation, where he taught art as a tutor. Visiting the plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana today, many still see the ginger lily blooming with all of its glory in the fall. With its lance-shaped leaves and gorgeous white blooms, ginger is more than simply a spice for your food, but an elegant addition for your garden.
This fresh-scented flower blooms from late summer through autumn, and thrives when planted next to still water. It needs medium to wet moisture, and full sun to partial shade. Suitable for cutting, this perennial will die away in the winter but return in the spring.