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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Zingiber spectabile

This Garden is full of extraordinary plants, but this beehive ginger is right up there. Native to South East Asia, the upright stem swells to a cotton bud shape, covered in waffle lattice of lipped bracts in a rather sickly pale yellow. Occasionally, hooded, dark spotted flowers peep out from the voids as a toddler might stick a tongue out at a passerby!

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