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Alpinia galanga

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: galanga (gal-LONG-guh) (Info)

Synonym:Languas galanga

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

22 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables
Herbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Red
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive margaran On Jul 7, 2009, margaran from (Maggie) Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is absolutely the BEST hummingbird attractant I've found among the many I've grown for them. If you only have room for one plant for them, this is the one.
Maggie

Positive Michaelp On Nov 8, 2003, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of the ones that grew the best-and looks nice too-this has beautiful multi-colored flowers--also grown for its spicy flavored rhizomes,that are a major ingredient in Thai and other Asian dishes- will bloom each year even after a freeze-also caled Galangal,Laos Root,or Siamese Ginger--I like the foliage also.

Regional...

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

Mckinleyville, California
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
San Francisco, California
San Pedro, California
Apopka, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Interlachen, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Marrero, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Mission, Texas
Jonesville, Virginia



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