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Exotic Flowers!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This was immediately next to the 3 beautiful greeters in the restaurant tonight.

The flowers held their own!


Can you name it?


Andy brown

Active member
Hi Asher. It’s a protea, South African origin. Not sure which species, quite likely a hybrid (lots of the ones sold in nurseries are).

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This isxaxtreat, Andy!

Extraordinary flower structure: never seen anything like it. Looks like a monocot!

I wonder stacked red side rings are stems or unopened blossoms?


Tom dinning

Is that a ginger flower, Andy?
I’ve got something like that out the back. I don’t think it’s edible ginger but it’s related.

Andy brown

Active member
Yeah Tom Zingiber spectabilis, beehive ginger, we’ll picked.
Asher, the rings are bracts, the flowers come out sporadically from them.
I planted this one two years ago. They’re very tropical, they love heat, water and humidity. Since planting it has been dry, dry dry. It’s been all I could do to keep it alive so seeing it flower was very rewarding.