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NATIVE GINGER - ATHERTON RED BACK

Native Ginger Not exact varietyBy Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz CC BY-SA 4.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Alpinia caerulea
Description

Versatile plant used by Aboriginal people. The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit. This Red Coloured form is from Atherton Tablelands. The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

 

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how tall does this grow and what colour flowers does it have? From:

This is an understory plant with striking dark green leaves with maroon backs. They have small white flowers followed by blue fruits.

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Native Ginger - Atherton Red Back 1/10

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Comments: - Grows quyite OK though needs watering and dies back a little in Winter


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growing very well

could be a little too well as taking over a small corner of the garden

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments: - Never stops growing and produces ornamental blue fruits. 


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Update: 74 days 1hrs

Comments: - Removed. I wasn't that fussed on the fruit - barely any flesh and heaps of seeds. I didn't want the seeds germinating everywhere. It grew well in the shade here and handled winter fine. It needed a fair amount of water to look good.

Planted: 2017

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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