Alpinia Pink Ginger

Alpinia Pink Ginger

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Ornamental Pink Ginger
SKU 28807-PK-3
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 3
Key Characteristics

10 - 11

Mature Height

15 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Alpinia Pink Ginger

Plant Alpinia Pink Ginger, also known as ornamental ginger, in spring, and in summer (4½ to 5 months after shoot emerges) the bulbs bloom in 6- to 12-inch flower spikes of pink floral bracts and inconspicuous white flowers. Borne singly on long, leafy, cane-like stalks, the inflorescences attract bees, butterflies, and birds and are quite popular as cut flowers.

An herbaceous evergreen perennial (Zones 10-11) with a tropical flare, Alpinia Pink Ginger has a tall, upright habit of lush, deep green leaves that are 12 to 32 inches long and 4 to 9 inches wide and sheath the stems. The plant spreads laterally by rhizomes in thick clusters. Shown to best effect when massed or grouped, it makes an excellent informal screen or hedge and a good backdrop or foundation planting. It also is a lovely specimen.

Easy to grow and maintain, Alpinia Pink Ginger prefers full to part sun and fertile, organically rich, moist, well-drained soil that has a neutral to mildly acidic pH of 6.0 to 6.8. It tolerates moderate shade, and tip burn is lessened in pink ginger with 30 percent shade. It does not tolerate salt spray, temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, or drought. It grows best in wet habitats and requires at least 1 inch of water a week during dry periods. It flowers best when feed once a month with a complete fertilizer, using a 1:1:1 to 3:1:5 NPK ratio formula. Cut off spent flowers at the ground.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 3
Genus Alpinia
Species purpurata
Variety Pink
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 10
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Medium Green
Characteristics Bird Lovers, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge
Zone 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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