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Alpinia purpurata/Red Ginger

Alpinia purpurata / Alpinia purpurata
Red, torch-like flowers on tall stalks
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Red, torch-like flowers on tall stalks

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Scientific Name: Alpinia purpurata
Common Name: Red Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: On of the best reds, it blooms repeatedly throughout the year. Makes a good cut flower that holds up for up to two weeks. This ginger likes moist soils at all times for best performance. All gingers respond favorably to several applications of fertilizer during the growing season. Divide and transplant plants that have been growing in the same place for several years. Mulches will help protect plants from freeze damage.