Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Red Ginger
Alpinia purpurata 'Polynesian Princess'

bookmark
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: purpurata (pur-pur-AH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Polynesian Princess

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
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
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By gothqueen
Thumbnail #1 of Alpinia purpurata by gothqueen

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive gothqueen On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

Alpinia purpurata "Polynesian Princess" is easily the most unusual A. purp around. It is the only one, I believe, that has variegated flowers.

Regional...

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

Rancho Mirage, California
West Palm Beach, Florida
Manchaca, Texas



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America