Alpinia sericea Native ginger

Native ginger is a rainforest clumping perennial, with large, shiny leaves, long spikes of fragrant white flowers and round blue fruit. Flowering is for most of the year in warm areas. The fruit, roots and leaves are edible, and have a tangy ginger taste. A hardy, low maintenance plant which performs best in part shade and with adequate water. It grows from underground rhizomes, and if the foliage becomes untidy or burnt by frost, they can be cut back hard to reshoot. The flowers and foliage can be used for flower arrangements.

Scientific Name:Alpinia sericea
Common Name:Native ginger
Plant Type:Bulb or bulb-like
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants