Wild Ginger
Alpinia coerulea

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: coerulea (ko-er-OO-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 20, 2004, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is an Australian native ginger. A clumping plant with upright arching stems to 2 m, having long fleshy green leaves. Small white flowers on the stem ends are followed by a raceme of blue fruits, each about 1.5 cm diameter. The fruits can be easily opened and the pith around the seeds eaten - it has a refreshing lemon taste. The seeds can be spat out.