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Unusual ginger, bright yellow flower. Attractive in the garden and as a cut flower.
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.
Most are epiphytes, but some are terrestrials with glossy, strap-like, plicate leaves. They are known for their ease of culture and are much in demand as excellent cut flowers.