Red Ginger has very showy, long-lasting blooms of red bracts with an occasional white flower. They develop into large clumps.

Wildlife Facts
Common Name:
Red Ginger
Scientific Name:
Alpinia purpurata
Pacific Islands
  • White
  • Red
Fun Facts:
  • Young plantlets will develop at the old flower spike. If the stem bends and touches the ground the plantlet will grow roots.
  • It is sometimes sold as tropical cut flowers.
Plant Type:
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

11b (45 °F to 50 °F)