Zingiber spectabile 'Golden Sceptor' (Zingiberaceae) 

Common Names 

English: gold beehive ginger

Spanish: micrófono de oro

 

Gold beehive ginger is erect, from 6-8 feet tall, and the inflorescences are basal.  The bracts are a golden copper color, becoming reddish 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.

 

 

Gold beehive ginger (Zingiber spectabile 'Golden Sceptor')

 

 

 

 

 

 

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