Beehive Ginger is a medium to tall species that has a large yellow and red inflorescence of a beehive shape. It is used frequently in the cut flower industry and has a very long lasting inflorescence. Inflorescence are borne on short stalks coming from the ground rather than on top of its foliage.

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Beehive Ginger (Zingiber Spectabile) Image

Additional Classification Data

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber
Species: Spectabile
Cultivar: None Identified


Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 3-4 ft.

Height 4-6 ft.

Height 6-8 ft.

Height 8-10 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Light - 40% to 60% Shade

Growth Rate

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021