There is another Butterfly Ginger which blooms white blooms that are just as fragrant. The White Butterfly Gingers at My Garden Path haven't even formed buds yet. It is hoped they will be coming into bloom just a little later in the summer which will extend the time for enjoying their delicious scent.
The blossoms are beautiful to look at and their fragrance travels quite far. The leaves give off a distinctly gingery scent when bruised. This is not a culinary ginger but is a close relative. Usually, spent flowers are deadheaded right away in order to keep a neat appearance in the garden. This year, however, the blooms will be left on the stand of ginger in anticipation of collecting seeds.
Click on the link above to read more information about this plant. It grows under the big live oak here at My Garden Path and borders the area of the garden that can become boggy. Both 'Sherry Baby' and the White Butterfly Gingers seem to be very happy in the dappled shade.