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Alpinia nutans

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: nutans (NUT-ans) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Aromatic

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Gabrielle On Apr 8, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A.K.A. Alpinia speciosa, Amomum compactum, Catimbium nutans, Costus zerumbet, Globba nutans, Languas speciosa, Renealmia nutans, Zerumbet speciosum

Dwarf cardamom, Shell Flower, Shell Ginger

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gainesville, Florida (2 reports)
Jacksonville, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Ainaloa, Hawaii
Kurtistown, Hawaii
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Beaumont, Texas
Plano, Texas



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