Cinnamon Ginger, False Cardamom
Alpinia nutans

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

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

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