Zingiber spectabile

Beehive Ginger

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Description

This true ginger produces rhizomes similar to those of Canna with foliage that can reach a height of 8 feet, with full sun to partial shade and moist soil conditions. It has white, red, and yellow blooms from July to November where it is hardy outdoors—the season of bloom can vary in conservatories. The flowers are produced in an ornamental cone-like structure that arises from the soil on a stout stalk.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October, November - December
Bloom Color
Red, Yellow, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
8 - 11