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The Joy of Native Ginger, Alpinia caerulea Red Back.

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The Red Backed Ginger of Australia

Below the rainforest canopies, along the borders of NSW and QLD lives a native species that is a proven survivor and also a natural beauty. It is the Alpinia caerulea, better known as Red Backed Ginger, Native Ginger or Ginger ‘Red Back’. The colours are truly remarkable, the contrast of the leaves fade from back to front, greens to maroon with the typical ginger type frond. Gardeners appreciate the Native Ginger ‘Red Back’ for the simplistic tropical-elegance within a versatile clumping but non-invasive rhizome. This ginger is a native Australian and many gardeners also take pride in growing garden plants with natural heritage.

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