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Beehive Ginger
Zingiber spectabile 'Glowing Orb'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber (zing-ee-ber) (Info)
Species: spectabile (speck-TAB-ih-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Glowing Orb

Category:

Herbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lake Worth, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 6, 2014, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

Of the most beautiful varieties of the species.
NOT REALLY FROST TOLERANT.
It is actually an EVERGREEN SPECIES and won't tolerate frost and prolonged cool temperatures.
Will RARELY flower outside the tropics.
Beware from a canadian eBay seller who sells cooking ginger roots for this beauty!!!