By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer
Solomon's plume is a tall plant with graceful, arching stems and clusters of fragrant, creamy white or pale green blooms that turn into deep red berries in late summer. Interested in growing solomon's plume in your garden? Click here to learn how.
Red ginger (Alpinia purpurata) is also sometimes called fire ginger, pine cone ginger and ostrich plume. It is an indigenous perennial flowering plant to regions of the South Pacific, such as Malaysia, New Caledonia and the British Solomon Islands. Reg ginger is recognized by its 12- to 32-inch long leaves and cane-like stems which grow to form a spike-shaped cluster of red flowers. Red ginger plants need a temperature that will remain above 60 degrees F at all times. If your growing region experiences cold winter temperatures, you should consider planting red ginger in a container and over-wintering it indoors.