Alpinia caerulea 'Atherton form'
RED BACK AUSTRALIAN GINGER, BLUE BERRY GINGER
Zingiberaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
1.5m

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Origins: Australia, QLD

Other Botanical Names: Alpinia coerulea 'Atherton form', Alpinia caerulea 'Red Back'

Other Common Names: Brush Shell Flower

 
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Alpinia caerulea 'Atherton form'
RED BACK AUSTRALIAN GINGER, BLUE BERRY GINGER
Zingiberaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 10-13

Sunlight: warm low sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
2m
Plant habit
 
1.5m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in white

Flowering Time: late spring to early summer

Leaves: red-purple underneath; stepped leaf arrangement

Ornamental Fruit: blue berry


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, contemporary & bush designs

Uses: large planter, mass planting, border, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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