Zingiber zerumbet, Pine Cone Ginger, Shampoo Ginger rhizomes
Rhizomes only - ready to plant
Height: 4 to 5'
Light: Sun to Part Shade
Bloom: Pinecone-like, waxy bracts with small yellowish flower
Bloom Time: Late summer
Growth Habit: Clumping stalks of long narrow leaves
Comments: Green cones turn red before flower emerges. Great for mixed arrangements. Cones contain liquid used to make shampoo. Plant in fertile soil with consistent moisture.
Photo: May Vidacovich