Sharing plants is an especially strong tradition in the South, whether you trade with your next door neighbor or attend an organized plant swap. These plants are our favorite to hand down from generation to generation.
Think sensual tropical romance and you have ginger lily. It cuts well so place a flower where you will enjoy it up close. Blossoms continue to open as the bud matures even when cut. Ginger lily adapts to full sun or light shade. Plant tubers in soil rich with organic matter. Ginger lilies love water, making them good choices for a damp location.
Garden secret: Tuck them into the back corner of a garden for endless fragrance at summer's end. Tall plants may require staking.