Red Pine Cone Lily

Red Pine Cone Ginger Lily

I found this Pine Cone Lily at the Georgia National Fair. This was the largest bloom with the blue 1st prize ribbon. It’s about 5 inches tall.

Pine Cone Lily

 I was thinking my pine cone lily looks just like the prize winner. So I took a few photos to compare mine to the prize winner.

Red Pine Cone Lily

The red pine cone is called a bract. This is a botanist term for a specialized leaf. OK, I took a measuring tape out and measured the red pine cone. It is 7 inches tall!

Red Pinecone Lily Foliage

The red pine cone ginger lily plant has a nice tropical foliage that grows up to 7 feet tall.

Ginger Lily Foliage

Red pine cone lily foliage can be crushed for a wonderful fragrance.

Red Pinecone

There are some interesting facts about the re pine cone. You can squeeze the cone for fragrance. A soapy clear liquid, juice, is produced that can be used as a shampoo or conditioner for your hair. Just squeeze the juice from the cone. Wet your hair and pour the juice on your hair. Your hair will be soft and full of luster.


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One Response to Red Pine Cone Ginger Lily

  1. debsgarden October 21, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    Thanks for introducing me to this very interesting plant! Yours is definitely a prize winner!

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