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Alpinia

Alpinia (Ginger)

Alpinia is a diverse and easy-to-grow genus of tropical and subtropical gingers that hails from southeast Asia. Alpinia is closely related to the more widely known genera Hedychium and Canna.

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Alpinia is a diverse and easy-to-grow genus of tropical and subtropical gingers that hails from southeast Asia. Alpinia is closely related to the more widely known genera Hedychium and Canna. Gardeners in mild climates who grow alpinia will be rewarded with colorful terminal flower spikes, while those of us in colder zones where the foliage dies back in the winter will be left to enjoy alpinia as a fragrant foliage plant.

Alpinia prefers light shade and consistently moist, well-drained soil. Variegated alpinia are very sensitive to sunburn and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Alpinia pairs well with other shade lovers such as carex, ornamental grass, farfugium, and ferns. Alpinia may be grown as a houseplant if it is given adequate humidity. When you're ready to buy alpinia for your home or perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of alpinia for sale.