Deciduous ornamental ginger that blooms every year, even in containers! Yellow flowers emerge from between the scales of the inflorescence and in late summer the whole "cone" turns brilliant red. Makes a great long-lasting cut flower.
Fluid squeezed from the "cone" makes a fragrant hair rinse or body wash. Can be container-grown in any climate.
|Flowers:||yellow flowers in summer, then cone turns red|
|Foliage:||rhizomes produce lush green foliage, fragrant when bruised|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||8 to 11|
|Sun:||full sun to part shade|
|Water:||maintain adequate moisture levels for maximum production, but drought-tolerant once established|
|Pests and Diseases:||no serious pests|
Grower Jim's Plants and Produce has been farming the same land for over 25 years. I use NO chemicals, either natural or man-made, and no products are GMOs. I grow many lesser-known crops that are not widely available from other sources. Browse my store for additional items. Try something new in your garden this year!