Alpinia nutans/Dwarf Cardamom Ginger

Alpinia nutans / Alpinia nutans
Foliage of this short growing alpinia
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Foliage of this short growing alpinia

Ground cover planting

This ginger has long, narrow leaves

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Scientific Name: Alpinia nutans
Common Name: Dwarf Cardamom Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a relatively low growing alphinia and makes a delightful ground cover in warm parts of the country. It grows best in partial shade, but can tolerate morning sunlight. Alphinias normally bloom on growth the second year when it is not killed back to the ground. This plant is noted more for its attractive foliage than for its flowering. The crushed foliage produces a cardamon fragrance.