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kaempferia rotundaBeautifully patterned foliage and lovely even when not in flower. Flowers white with large violet - purple lip, appearing without the leaves like crocus in spring. Excellent for pots and rockeries. The rhizomes are used in the Himalayan villages for it medicinal properties. They grind the rhizomes and make it in a paste and uses it as an ointment for muscle sprain and used as a mixture for healing fractured bones.
Roscoea auriculataLilac-pink flowers in short inflorescence in succession. Cold hardy well suited for alpine gardens. Can be grown outdoors in cold climates.

Zingiber zerubmet VareigataPine Cone Ginger. This ginger lily has red stems with variegated leaves. The club shaped red inflorescence is very ornamental and good for cutflowers and lasts for several weeks. The flowers are translucent (see picture) and flowers in succession.
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