Botanical name: Kaempferia laotica Family: Zingiberaceae (ginger family)
Native to Southeast Asia, Peacock Ginger has oval shaped leaves up to about 6 in across and 8 in in length that lie almost flat on the ground or just a few inches above ground. The leaves are light to medium green and most have intricate patterns in colors of burgundy and bronze. The flowers are not showy and last only a short time. They are small, four-petaled, and violet to purple in color. There are an estimated fifty species of Kaempferia generally known as the "peacock gingers" for their colorful leaves.
The flower labeled Peacock Ginger is ...