Mar, Apr, May
Perennial Zones 9-11
12-20 ft / 3-6 m
Tightly wrapped green, brown, red, or dark purple flower bracts grow around thin stemmed male flowers. Eaten as a vegetable in many places.
Elongated, fleshy berries that contain many seeds. They form green and turn yellow, red, or purple when ripe.
Broad, fan-shaped foliage floats high atop the fleshy green stems with ornate hanging bunches of colorful fruit.