Zingiber spectabile

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 Zingiber spectabile subsp. var.  Beehive ginger
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Habit: bulbous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 5 ft to 7 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Malaysia
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Water: moist, moderate
Features: flowers, foliage
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Zingiberaceae > Zingiber spectabile var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Zingiber spectabile, Griff. Leafy sts. 6 ft. or more high, robust: lvs. subsessile, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at base, obscurely green above, paler pubescent beneath, 8-12 x 3 1/2 in.: spike 8-12 in. long, a little over 2 in. diam., laxly cylindrical, apex rounded; bracts yellow, finally scarlet, apex obtuse: corolla yellowish white, dorsal lobe deep concave, broad, anterior narrower, linear-lanceolate, lip obovate, emarginate, 2-lobed, lemon-yellow, apex almost black, lateral lobes half as long as midlobe, ovate. Malay Penins. B.M. 7967.

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Zingiber spectabile (maybe syn. with Z. spectabilis) Flowers (or rather the inflorescence) are long cylinders, with yellow bracts that turn a scarlet red over time. The actual flowers come out of these bracts in late summer, and are small, whitish-cream, with a double lobed dark purple lip which has yellow spots. Deep green leaves are long, with a lighter green downy on the undersides.

More information about this species can be found on the genus page.



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