QuestionsHow to growFlowersBorder Perennial FlowersWhat is this plant? 0 Vote Up Vote Down Sarita Berges asked 13 years ago This appears every spring in a shady woody area and is bright red and orange. 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago The plant is Cautleya spicata, a very beautiful perennial flower. Member of the Ginger family, normally it flowers in late summer. It is not hardy except in mild areas.