Pink Torch Ginger, spectacular tropical flower that... more
Etlingera elatior Pink - seeds
Pink Torch Ginger, spectacular tropical flower that makes famous Hawaiian cut flowers. Its leafstalks are tall, growing from underground rhizomes. The torches itself, about 3 ft, also emerge from the ground on a long stalk. The flowerheads are eaten raw in Malaysia, before the bracts begin to open. The Torch ginger likes full sun or light shade and rich, well drained soil, with plenty of water and protection from strong winds.