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Alpinia japonica
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Alpinia japonica

Japanese Ginger

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Item #: 2042

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, Japan, Taiwan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

We first saw this hardy ginger lily on a garden trip to Louisiana. All we could wonder was why this gem wasn't more widely grown. The central stalks arch upward from a compact rhizome. Each stalk is adorned with 16" long x 2.5" wide, fragrant green leaves. The terminal spikes of white flowers with dramatic red striping occur atop the plant in late spring...really cool!