She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t know what the plant is. She doesn’t remember purchasing it or planting it. For weeks, however, we have been watching what was a beautiful foliage plant sprout from the earth. As it rose the green beauty unfurled leaf after heavily veined leaf. Rain and dew beaded gorgeously on the waxy leaves. Over about the last week something different began to emerge. Our burgeoning stranger sent up a spike from within a roll of leaf, the spike marked by red edges. A flower? In the last few days it became apparent it wasn’t to be a single flower but a cluster of red blooms. Today the buds began to open and tonight the sun lit them wonderfully. We had evening fireworks at our back door.
That is beautiful. I don’t know what it is either.
Thanks! Between the intense scarlet color and tones added by the late-day sun, I felt compelled to get the camera out for this one. The flowers are pretty distinctive. Once it’s in full bloom we’ll take a picture and I’m sure our nursery can tell us what it is. — JG
What a gorgeous plant and flower! Your name is perfect for it! I love the vivid color.
I was loving that plant for its foliage alone and it was such a surprise to see it coming up. The blooms are a bonus! There are actually three or four of those plants growing from about the same spot all, we presume, to bloom in turn. — JG
Do you think it might be a red ginger flower?