Alpinia Caerulea. Native Ginger.
The Alpinia Caerulea is not only popular now as a garden plant but also a houseplant. A perennial herb the new shoots and berries can be eaten raw or used in cooking and have a mild ginger flavour. The plant itself can grow up to 2m tall having dense broad sword shaped green leaves with attractive red/maroon coloured undersides. From May to July fragrant white shell like flowers on upright stems appear followed by blue berries. Easy to grow and very adaptable to low light positions, but severe frost can kill the underground rhizome so it is best brought inside through the winter months.
Perfect for bringing an exotic feel to your garden, patio, conservatory or greenhouse.
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ALPINIA CAERULEA. Native Ginger.
Latin Name: Alpinia Caerulea.
Common Name: Native ginger.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth: Perennial herb. New shoots and berries are edible. Broad sword shaped leaves are green with red/maroon undersides. Upright fragrant flowers from May to June. Grows up to 2m tall from an underground rhizome.Easy to grow. Low maintenance. Adapts well to low light conditions.
Sun: Partial shade/Full shade.
Soil: Rich.Well drained soil.
Moisture: Keep moist.
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