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Red Ginger
Zingiberaceae
Alpinia purpurata


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General Information



Family:

Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh)

Species: purpurata (pur-pur-AH-tuh)



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Comment: Red Ginger, Alpinia purpurata

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Chris2002
Chris2002
March 31, 2010
Red Ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae

Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)

Species: purpurata (pur-pur-AH-tuh) (Info)
Synonym:Guillainia purpurata
Category:

Bulbs

Herbs
Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade
Danger:

N A
Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red
Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly
Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous
Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and or birds

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Flowers are good for cutting
Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us
Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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