Zingiber spectabile (Zingiberaceae) 

Common Names 

English: beehive ginger

Spanish: micrófono

 

Beehive ginger is erect, from 6-8 feet tall, and the inflorescences are basal.  The bracts are pale yellow in a young inflorescence, becoming red as it matures, especially if it gets some full sun.   All parts of the plant have a strong gingery fragrance.  Attractive in the garden and as a cut flower.  Blooms from July through November.  Propagated by division, stem cuttings and seeds.

 

 

Beehive ginger (Zingiber spectabile)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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