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Products » Gingers » Alpinias

Alpinias are apical flowers where the usually vibrant flowers are located at the end of a stem which has lush green folage. Shell gingers are part of this family. What is often thought of as the flower is actually a bract that has smaller flowers coming out of it.

Alpinias flower well throughout the year and grow well in full sun to part shade. Typically the foliage will be taller and not as thick in the shade but sometimes during summer the flowers are more protected so can be more spectacular. Alpinias grow well in the tropics but also flourish down the coast of Queensland into NSW.

 

 

Alpinia pupurata red Click Image To Enlarge

Alpinia pupurata red

Red purpurata is a lovely elongated flower in a vibrant red. Usually flowering all year round, the folaige in full sun is usually around the 1-1.5 metre mark, growing taller in shade. The Flower bracts are well spaced giving a lovely elegant elongated effect. Grows well from tropics to Northern NSW.

Price: $12.00

Alpinia purpurata (pink) Click Image To Enlarge

Alpinia purpurata (pink)

Pink purpurata is a lovely elongated flower in a soft pink colour. Usually flowering all year round, the foliage in full sun is usually around the 1-1.5 metre mark, growing taller in shade. The flower bracts are well spaced giving a lovely elegant elongated effect. Grows well from tropics to Northern NSW.

Price: $12.00

Alpinia Jungle King Click Image To Enlarge

Alpinia Jungle King

Jungle king is one of the most magnificent flowers in the alpinia family. Verry hot pink to red in colour, the bract is condensed with a large number of "petals" tightly packed together. Getting up to 15-20 cm in length and round, the flowers are at the end of tall lush green stems. Great to create height in a garden, also work really well below a verandah or on a downward sloping bank where their height allows them to come up close.

Price: $15.00

Alpinia Candy Click Image To Enlarge

Alpinia Candy

Candy has a flower very similar in shape to Jungle king but is a spectacular pink. The bract is condensed with a large number of "petals" tightly packed together. Getting up to 15-20 cm in length and round, the flowers are at the end of tall lush green stems. Great to create height in a garden, also work really well below a verandah or on a downward sloping bank where their height allows them to come up close.

Price: $18.00

Alpinia Malaccensis (Giant Pink Shell Ginger) Click Image To Enlarge

Alpinia Malaccensis (Giant Pink Shell Ginger)

This striking plant not only has a magnificent flowering bract that is usually around 50cm long, the foliage of the plant carries through with a lovely pink hue. Leaves on the plant are furry similar to the orthotrica heliconias and the stems stand at around 3 metres when flowering. This ginger is cold tolerant and produces flower flushes throughout the year.

Price: $30.00