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The scent of the lance like leaves when brushed up against is a spicy bouquet of gingerly scent which is unforgettable. Some of the alpinia listed have different pubesens, waxy cascading shell like flowers or soft cerise bracts of reds and pinks or even cone-shaped. Whichever you prefer, the leaves have that wonderful aroma. Alpinias are easy to grow requiring well draining soil kept on the moist side and preferring humidity and partial sun/shade. Some varieties will not tolerate periods of cold temperatures and others are more hardier. They make very impressive container plants or can be planted in the garden and removed for winter storage.
AP-01 Alpinia Purpurata(Red) This very popular ginger composed of layers of cerise bracts and is used in the cut flower industry around the world. It will bloom at 3' but can grow up to 9' or more. The beautiful red flower bract can last up to 3 weeks on the plant and will produce plantlets as the flower begins to fade. $8.95 AP-02 Alpinia Purpurata(Pink) Deep green tropical foliage on this plant with an upright lush light pink head similar to the red ginger. Will thrive in full or partial sun. $7.95 AP-03
Alpinia Purpurata "Jungle King" (Red)
A hybrid of red ginger, this ginger is a larger version of the red purpurata, but the flower head is twice as large and has small white flowers emerging from its flower bract, can grow up to 12'. A real show stopper. $13.95 AP-04
Alpinia Purpurata "Jungle Queen" (Pink)
Same as the Jungle King, but the only difference is its soft light pink flower bract with small white flowers emerging from within its bracts. $13.95 AP-05
A very new variety in the cut flower industry, that has been the rave world wide. Beautiful tropical dark green foliage sets the background for this ginger with a lavender-pink short rounded flower bract. Height 4' to 8' sun to partial shade. $13.95 AP-06
This brand new ginger has lovely soft pink flower bracts, but on the very tip it's white. Grows like all other purpurata gingers. Height 6' to 10' full to partial sun. Our personal favorite! $21.95 AP-07
Broad dark green leaves that are long lasting and used in arrangements. This ginger puts out gracefully arching sprays of delicate flowers resembling white sea shells, tipped pink with a red and yellow lip. Will tolerate some frost. A very open lush plant (give it plenty of room to grow). Makes an excellent landscape subject. $8.95 AP-08
Considered to be one of the first Gingers to come to the Islands of Hawaii. From Tahiti, this large ginger grows to a height of 10' to 12' tall, with large green leaves 3' long and 8" wide, the flower head is as large as a football, made up of a series of tight red bract clumps. Very rare and hard to find. This one is spectacular! $12.95 AP-09
"Blue Berry Ginger"
The blue fruits of this species are the source of its common name Blue Berry Ginger. Its leaves are dark green and have maroon purple underside. The flowers are small and pink. It grows to 6' partial sun. $12.95 AP-10
The blooms of this ginger are the same as its green cousin, the only difference is the beautiful yellow marbled variegation in the leaves. Height to 6' $7.95 AP-11
A new introduction of the Alpinia that makes an excellent potted plant for patio or other small areas where other gingers may be to large. Flowers are similar to the standard variety of red purpurata. Its height is 3 to 3 1/2' ft. with compact lush foliage. A real treasure! $15.95 ap-12
"Varigated dwarf shell"
Similar to it's larger parent; it's height is only 10 to 12". Leaves are beautifully variegated striped yellow and green. Makes a great house plant and can be planted closely outdoors as a ground cover. Sun to partial sun.
( Rare )
The foliage alone on this rare alpinia is beautiful just on it's own, but it's flower bract is made up cerise red bracts to make make up a large cone inflorescence with tiny white flowers that peek out intermittently. Zone 10 or higher, should be greenhoused or protected in cold snaps. Variegated foliage of green and white! A rarity for the collector! $21.95 AP-14
An outstanding new alpinia collected in China 3' to 5' in height with wavy fuzzy leaves on the undersides. Gorgeous cream and pink colored shell flowers with pink and cream throat on tall spikes that are upright then curve downward creating a pendant spike. Hardy 35'F Exceptional and rare! $20.95 AP-15
Absolutely breath taking variety collected in Northern Thailand. Large pendant pastel pink shell like blooms on tall spikes 10" to 15" adding to the attractiveness is it's pleated soft velvety leaves and gingerly scent. Height 6' to 8' $35.95 AP-16
'Giant White Shell'
A similar species of giant shell collected in N. Thailand is this stunning snow white shell spp. also with large soft velvety leaves and that famous gingerly scent.
Truly a rarity among ginger collectors!
Alpinia Tai Galanga
Grown for it's spicy hot root, used in oriental cooking and medicine. Inflorescence is small yellow - burgundy axis, blooming basal and intermittently. Height 3' to 4'. Ginger root is red skinned and nobby, with a pinkish white flesh, eaten raw or cooked. Many cultures throughout the world use galanga to spice up many dishes. $8.95