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Alpinia, Cautleya, Chamaecostus, Costus, Hedychium & Tapeinochilos

Alpinia is the broadest genus within the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and can be found from tropical to subtropical areas in Australasia, Hedychium or Ginger Lilies has some 50 species from warm temperate regions in Madagascar and Asia, whereas Cautleya includes two species only from Asia. Pineapple Gingers or Wax Gingers (Tapeinochilos spp.) with some 16 species from Asia and Spiral Ginger (Chamaecostus spp. and Costus spp.) with some 90 species from the Americas and belong to the closely related Costaceae family. All are are evergreen to herbaceous perennials with strong underground rhizomes. Many species have most ornamental stalks with showy whitish, creamy-white, yellow, orange or purplish-red flowers surrounded by sometimes most colorful bracts (e.g. bright red bracts in Alpinia purpurata, and intense red or dark brown bracts in most Tapeinochilos species). All are easily grown in large pots or containers in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny (winter) to partially shaded (summer) spot. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 15°C. Several species will do dormant in winter and resprout in spring.
Sow flat at minimum of some 20°C throughout the year in any well drained, humus rich substrate in full sun.
10 seeds per package or per rhizome (length given in cm).
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Alpinia purpurata (Red Ginger)

Alpinia purpurata (Red Ginger)

100 (150)cm, Red Ginger is a medium tall Asian species with upright stalks covered with dark green, glossy leaves and crowned by deep red flower heads in this form and nicely contrasting white fruits. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 15°C in winter with reduced watering. V-X.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8249 € 1,99
Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis

Cautleya gracilis var. gracilis

30 (40)cm a smaller herbaceous perennial from higher altitudes in Asia. It has fresh green leaves, pale to rich yellow flowers and ornamental red seed capsules with black seeds inside. Easily grown in pots in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded spot and at a minimum of some 10°C in winter during dormancy. VI-IX.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0261 € 2,99*
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Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Fiery Costus)

Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Fiery Costus)

30 (50)cm, Fiery Costus (syn. Costus cuspidatus) is a small evergreen perennial with large, showy bright orange flowers above glossy leaves. It is native of rain forest in eastern Brazil and it is easily grown in pots in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9581 € 7,99
Costus pulverulentus (Spiral Ginger)

Costus pulverulentus (Spiral Ginger)

80 (100)cm, Spiral Ginger is a variable medium sized species from tropical rainforests from Mexico to Costa Rica and Northwestern Sout America. It makes dark green, leaves arranged in spirals. Our seeds are from a Clone from Colombia with a rather compac terminal red spike with quite large orange-red flowers. Easily grown in pots in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9197 € 4,99
Hedychium coronarium var. coronarium (White Butterfly Ginger)

Hedychium coronarium var. coronarium (White Butterfly Ginger)

170 (200)cm White Butterfly Ginger is a showy species which originally is native of the Himalayas region in Nepal and India. It is widely cultivated in subtropical and tropical regions for its very fragrant and large white flowers. It is a semi-evergreen to herbaceous perennial which is easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 15°C in winter with reduced watering to a minimum during dormancy. VI-IX.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9595 € 3,99
Hedychium hasseltii (Java Butterfly Ginger)

Hedychium hasseltii (Java Butterfly Ginger)

40 (60)cm Java Butterfly Ginger is a small to medium sized species from Western Java (Indonesia), where it occurs as an epiphyte. It has short broad leaves and elegant flower spikes covered with brownish hairs and narrow-petaled white, fragrant flowers fading to yellow with age. Easily grown in pots in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9172 € 4,99
Hedychium horsfieldii

Hedychium horsfieldii

40 (60)cm Java Butterfly Ginger is a medium sized species from Java (Indonesia) and makes short broad leaves and small pale yellow flowers in terminal spikes which are followed by very ornamental, bright orange seed capsules with red-fleshed seeds. Easily grown in pots in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9196 € 2,99
Hedychium longicornutum (Hornbill's Ginger)

Hedychium longicornutum (Hornbill's Ginger)

40 (70)cm, Hornbill's Ginger grows as an epiphytic plant in its habitat in Southeast Asia and has rather broad leaves and showy terminal dense clusters of tubular reddish-orange flowers with reflexing petals. Despite being an epiphyte, in cultivation it adopt well in any well drained, humus rich soil in a shaded to sunny spot and a winter minimum of some 20°C.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0305 € 7,99
Tapeinochilos dahlii (Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

Tapeinochilos dahlii (Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

200 (300)cm, Black Wax Ginger is an oustanding, evergreen and very rare species from the Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea). It makes tall, branching stalks with a dense head of extremly dark winered bracts which appear almost black and protruding yellow flowers with a orange-brown tip. For any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 20°C and in winter with slightly reduced watering. Sowings require sufficient heat to germinate. The optimal temperature range is between 25°C and 30°C. Lower temperatures will significantly slow down the germination process or may even inhibit it. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9079 € 9,90
Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis (Dwarf Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis (Dwarf Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

150 (200)cm, Dwarf Black Wax Ginger is similar to Tapeinochilos solomonensis, yet smaller in all parts and has dark chocolate-brown bracts. Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis is not a validly described name and its provenance is unknown. Sometimes it is included in Tapeinochilos solomonensis, yet it clearly differes from the latter. For any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 20°C and in winter with slightly reduced watering. Sowings require sufficient heat to germinate. The optimal temperature range is between 25°C and 30°C. Lower temperatures will significantly slow down the germination process or may even inhibit it. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0207 € 12,90
Tapeinochilos palustris (Black Wax Ginger) Exclusive

Tapeinochilos palustris (Black Wax Ginger) Exclusive

200 (300)cm, Black Wax Ginger is a rarely cultivated, evergreen tropical species. It makes tall stalks with a dense terminal head of dark greyish-maroon to almost black bracts. For any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 20°C and in winter with slightly reduced watering. Sowings require sufficient heat to germinate. The optimal temperature range is between 25°C and 30°C. Lower temperatures will significantly slow down the germination process or may even inhibit it. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9466 € 7,90