Bright, unusual and fascinating - no, we're not describing your eldest child (we haven't yet met) but rather the flowering or hidden cone ginger, Pink Wonder. Pinecone-like bracts decorate this plant in summer, developing into colorful conical displays 6 to 8 inches long. This hardy tropical beauty, hailing from India, thrives in partial sun to light shade and is clad in exotic foliage all season. For planting info see the "Ginger Guide" link below.
Plant rhizome 1 inch deep
Once sprouted, these plants need about 1" of rain/irrigation per week.
Full sun to light shade
12 inches apart
Flowering ginger, hidden cone gingerBotanical Name:
Curcuma zedoaria Pink WonderExposure:
Dappled sun to light shadeHardiness:
Zones 8-11 and to warmer parts of zone 7 with protective mulch; elsewhere lift tubers in autumn and store indoorsHeight:
Pink tipped flowers (bracts) and wide lush foliageBloom Season:
flowering size tubersNumber:
3 large tubers