little about Alpinias
Another genus in the Zingiberaceae family is
Alpinia. I have a few of them. The smallest Alpinia is about
a foot high, whereas the
king ginger of my garden is seven feet tall. The Alpinias I
have will produce neat blossoms on years after mild winters.
Because of that, I generally keep them for the tropical foliage
they afford my garden. Any that bloom for me, I consider to
be icing on the cake.
The most ubiquitous Alpinia in Houston is perhaps
the shell ginger, Alpina zerumbet. There are neat variegated
Alpinias and there are some which have
of as tropical.
I keep my Alpinias where they can get
some direct sun and they apreciate getting a daily drink