Costus afer, Spiral Ginger, 15 rare seeds, zones 9 to 11, medical plant, edible roots, vivid blooms, spectacular variegated foliage
Spiral Ginger is native to Africa where it's grown for food and its amazing medicinal purposes. It's also gorgeous. This vigorous plant can grow to 6' tall. Bright pink and yellow blooms with white throats sprout from dense cones. The foliage grows in a dramatic spiral that almost outshines the blooms. The image here is from a variegated plant. Some of yours may be solid green, still equally magnificent. Costus afer is easy to grow. It thrives in warm zones 9-11, in full sun or part…
Medicago orbicularis - the Round-fruited medick
Medicago orbicularis is found throughout the Mediterranean basin and along the European Black Sea coast. Common names include blackdisk medick, button clover, button medick, and round-fruited medick.
Trisetella huebneri (Panama to Bolivia Venezuela, Brazil) I thought I would post a few miniatures this week and to start off here’s Trisetella huebneri- a charming plant from wet montane regions of...
Matonia pectinata On the upper slopes of Gunung Ledang. A rare fern, something of a living fossil, distantly related to the Gleicheniaceae, only found on granite and quartzite substrates on mountaintops in tropical south-east Asia.