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This is the smallest of the beehive gingers.
Bright red flowering cones bloom at ground level and even partially below the soil. Each scale produces a single inch-wide red flower with a creamy colored lip marked in red. Winter dormant. Rhizomes remain underground through winter.
The seed capsules are used in India as a spice.
Unusual ginger, bright yellow flower. Attractive in the garden and as a cut flower.