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Alpinia purpurata 'Annie Hironaka' The White Ginger

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:02 PM

Finally got blooms after more than 2 years! This one still got a little pink. Others can be very white.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 06:29 PM

Islaverde,

How is this Alpina purpurata different from the pink and red ones we often see? The frequency of its flowering from what you posted seems to be quite low? Is it due to the climate again?

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:06 PM

Nice flowers! :flowers:/>
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:52 PM

The difference is that it is almost white. this is apparently a hybrid bred in Puerto Rico.. believe they selected the palest pinks until they got an almost white.

it took so long to bloom because the plant needs to grow to certain size (4-7 feet) before it blooms.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:12 PM

View Postislaverde, on Jan 14 2007, 07:52 PM, said:

it took so long to bloom because the plant needs to grow to certain size (4-7 feet) before it blooms.

How tall is the plant? Even though I dislike white flowers, this one will be an exception. B)/>
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 09:30 AM

Clump reaching maturity (height about 3 feet only) and starting to bloom on every stalk...
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