A tall terrestrial orchid with reedy stems, which can grow into large clumps. An easy to grow orchid in gardens which receive full sun. Usually flowers during all of Summer and Autumn.
Beautiful hardy ginger with spiraling stems which produces long red cone-like bracts with red and yellow flowers. Good pot plant and cut flower.
A hardy and cold tolerant ginger with dark green foliage and maroon cones which produce bright pink flowers (usually one at a time). Great pot plant or landscaping plant.
A deciduous ginger which grows to about 60 or 70cm in height. Roots can be harvested in Autumn or Winter and eaten - usually dried and ground (Ground Turmeric). Great for cut flowers.
Light pink flower spikes which usually get to 50cm in height. Flowers easily. Good cut flower. As with most of the Torch Gingers, the unopened buds of the flowers are edible and often used in soups, curries and salads in South East Asia.
Long-lasting soft-pink flower spikes. Keep moist and well fed during growing season to get optimal flowering. Like most of the Torch Gingers, this one has edible flower buds. The edible torch gingers are commonly called 'bunga kantan' in Malaysia.
A massive ginger producing long-lasting flower spikes up to 1m tall. Keep moist and well fed during growing season for optimal flowering. The bottom of the stems and underground rhizomes tend to be quite a dark red colour. Flower buds are edible.
A torch ginger with pure white flowers. Keep moist and well fed during growing season for optimal flowering. The white tends to be a bit less cold tolerant than other torch gingers - best suited to tropics or warm protected gardens elsewhere.
A shade-loving lily with wonderfully rich green foliage which products sprays of white scented flowers throughout the warmer months of the year. An easy to grow plant both in the garden and in pots.
An absolutely stunning heliconia with dark green foliage and red and white flowers. Good under-story plant. Great as cut flowers and as pot plants.
A beautiful heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. The Yellow Dancer is one of the more cold tolerant heliconia species.
Fantastic dark cherry-red bracts makes this heliconia a great ornamental and landscaping plant. Great cut flowers. Prefers a warm protected position.
An outstanding landscaping plant and also one of the largest heliconias. Bright red bracts with green tips. Nice upright and tidy growth habit.
One of the most impressive heliconias with massive bright red flowers that often get to half a meter long. It has a tight clumping and upright growth habit with nice clean stems - a truly excellent landscaping plant!
A fantastic landscaping plant - lush green foliage, tight clumping and upright growth habit, topped with chunky bright coloured orangy red bracts with yellow edges. A must have in any tropical garden.
A truly spectacular heliconia. The dark burgundy bracts contrasting against the pale waxy white stems makes this plant a fantastic ornamental and landscaping plant. Prefers a warm protected position.
A spectacular feature plant with mostly unusual coloured bracts. Clean upright waxy white stems and dark green foliage. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to perform well.
A beautiful tight clumping, upright heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. Like all the Caribaeas, the stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. Requires warm position to thrive.
Bright pink bracts with white base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs.
Soft pink bracts with cream base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs. A good landscaping plant and cut flower.
A prolific flowering psittacorum which displays a fantastic show of colour for most of the year. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A stunning psittacorum with bright yellow and pink flowers. Great for a splash of colour in the garden - flowers prolifically from Spring right through to late Autumn. Great cut flower and pot plant.
The Petra is great for cut flowers. Quite a distinct look with the green 'leaf-shaped' tip on the lower bract. A little bit taller growing than the other Psittacorums.
An absolutely stunning psittacorum and probably the most colourful out of them all. The multi-coloured flowers are held high above the foliage, producing a spectacular display when mass planted. Great cut flower and pot plant.
The golden coloured bracts and wide leaves makes this one a great filler and splash of colour in tropical gardens.
A vigorous grower with a tight clumping and upright habit. Great for cut flowers and as a landscaping plant. Bracts are pastel red toward the tips, fading to peach at the base.
Clusters of highly fragrant showy white flowers rise from clusters of grass like clumps during summer and autumn. Very popular among florists as cut flowers, traditionally used in wedding bouquets. Can be grown in garden or in pots in full sun.
A well known Aussie garden favourite. A very hardy plant that produces the easily identifiable flowers. Tolerates full sun to part shade and copes well in areas with lots of competition from surrounding plants (ie. around palms and bamboo).
A small and compact ginger producing dark brown cones with cream coloured flowers during Summer. Usually deciduous in cooler climates.
A real show-stopper which is sure to make a great addition to any garden. Flowers start out green/yellow and become larger and redder with age.
A prolific flowering beehive ginger producing large bright yellow inflorenscence in early Summer that darkens in colour towards Autumn. A great landscaping plant.