Alpinia japonica

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: white, pink

Alpinia japonica is an unusually hardy member of this genus from China, Taiwan, and Japan. It is mostly evergreen in zone 8b and produces spikes of peppermint-striped red and white flowers in the spring. These occasionally produce small grape-shaped seed capsules which take a year to mature and turn bright red the following year when flowers are emerging. Photos by Alani Davis.

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