Alpinia caerulea 'Red Back' (Native Ginger)

Alpinia caerulea Red Back Ginger 175 mm
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Alpinia caerulea 'Red Back' (Native Ginger)

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Red Back Australian Ginger has been treasured by the Aboriginal people for millennia. This amazing plant can be found in rainforest understories of Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland — this particular variety hails from Atherton Tableland near Cairns. Both its spicy root and striking blue fruits are a delight to consume, with roots that may enhance savoury dishes, desserts, jams & marmalades as well as bring an extra zing to tea! The seeds should not be eaten but the berries have a wonderful lemony ginger flavour - oftentimes enjoyed during walkabouts by Aboriginal nomads who sought refreshment on their travels.

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade and Bright indirect sunlight

Water requirement: Medium

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Soil: Well Drained

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Low

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally trouble-free

Mature height: 200 cm

Mature width: 150 cm

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Colour: Green, Red

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Cream, White

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: All year

Fruit: Yes

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