Red Ginger
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

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

Regional

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

Rancho Mirage, California

West Palm Beach, Florida

Manchaca, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.