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PlantFiles: Tahitian Red Ginger, Ostrich Plume
Alpinia purpurata 'Tahitian Red'

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: purpurata (pur-pur-AH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tahitian Red

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Category:
Bulbs
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Mar 18, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Plant often grown in Hawaii. Differs from other Alpinia purpuratas in that the flower are huge- double plumed, the shape of a large upside-down top.



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