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Zingiber spectabile, Beehive Ginger, Microfono
var. Burmese Ruby

Zingiber spectabile

Beehive Ginger, Microfono
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Malaya
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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.

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