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Alpinia calcarata

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Alpinia calcarata flower Alpinia carcarata has nice reedy foliage reminiscent of bamboo, and if you live in a frost free area you will get some pretty flowers every spring. But like other Alpinias, this will only bloom on second year growth and if the foliage tips freeze back it will not bloom that year. The good news is that It is actually quite hardy, and even stays evergreen through the winter to bloom in spring if the temperatures do not drop below the mid twenties. It is rated by most sources as zone 8 hardy and it csomes back from the root no problem here in my Tallahassee zone 8B garden.

The pictures on this page were taken in my Tallahassee garden in one of our milder winters. Most of the references indicate it will grow to 5-6 ft tall but it will grow to only about 3 feet tall in areas where it freezes back in winter.. I am growing it in 3-4 hours of direct sun, in the usual moist but well drained organic soil.

My friend the late Bob Riffle, author of The Tropical Look (an excellent, AHS award winning book) describes it as being native to India, 5-6 ft high, leaves are 2" wide by 12" long, dull dark green, lighter undersides. Flowers white with yellow and red variegation.


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