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Alpinia purpurata 'Polynesian Princess'

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

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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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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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



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