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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: formosana (for-MOH-sa-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Bokeelia, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 3, 2009, Useppa from Useppa, FL wrote:

Pinstripe ginger was planted in March of 2008, and has grown less than a foot taller since then. It appears to be either more sensitive to strong sun or needs more water than had been communicated.