Strange Flower!! - Looks like pink pine cone on a corn stalk

Lincoln, NE

I work at a hotel and our florist sometimes sends us the strangest flowers. This particular one I can't identify by any websites, so I decided to ask the experts at Dave's instead. Attached is a picture of the flower. The cylindrical, "pine cone" part of the flower is about 4-5 inches long and the diameter of the cylinder is about 2.5-3 inches. What do you think?

Thumbnail by tanderson1812
Fair Play, SC(Zone 7b)

It looks like a Ginger. Spiral Ginger maybe.

Raleigh, NC(Zone 7b)

Hmmm.... probably a Curcuma, but the flower is a bit faded and without seeing the foliage I'm not sure which one.

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or register to post.

Upload Images to your reply

    You may upload up to 5 images