Buy Heliconia, Canna and Ginger Plants at Lush Plants Australia. Most gingers have unusual long lasting flowers and vary in height. Some can be grown indoors in pots. We offer a variety of colourful and fascinating flowering tropicals for different climates.
Indian Snap Ginger - Alpinia Calcarata; Native to India, this is a hard to find alpinia variety and quite different from Alpinia nutans or mutica. Commonly used as a medicinal plant in Sri Lanka. The leaves are dull dark green and lighter underneath, narrow foliage with quite an upright habit.
Beautiful tropical foliage plant from the Ginger family which grows to just over 1/2 a meter tall. It has underground rhizomes which look a bit like a set of keys, or a bunch of funny shaped carrots. Leaves are a very nice light green. Foliage tends to be more dark green in a shady position. Flowers are pink to white. Rhizomes, young leaves and shoots are edible, and can be used in salads, pickles, soups etc. It can be eaten raw but is also used in cooking.
Bamboo Ginger - Alpinia luteocarpa, Gorgeous decorative clumping ginger. Similar colouration as the Native Alpinia red backed ginger.
Small white flower is produced, but this plant is generally grown for its amazing foliage.
Plants for sale: rhizome (rootstock) with new growth. The edible vegetable Arrowroot is a very hardy plant from the Canna family. Canna is very easy and fast growing and is an excellent food plant to grow year-round in any frost-free garden of Australia, or it can be dug up before frosts hit & replanted in spring in colder climate gardens.
The variegated Shell ginger is a stunning tropical foliage plant, with green and white variegated leaves. Flowers are very similar to the regular Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet), but leaves provide colour year round! They are fairly small growing, to around 1.5m tall, forming a clump around 2m wide.
A beautiful Heliconia, which grows 1- 1.5m tall. Flowers are stunning, easy to grow plant. It prefers a full sun to part shady position, in fertile soil, a little more cold tolerant than some varieties.
Plants for sale: strong rhizome - Galangal Plants are part of the Ginger family Zingiberaceae, which also includes, amongst others, the Ginger plants Alpinia, Hedychium, Curcuma and Zingiber. They are grown for their culinary, decorative and medicinal uses. Supplied as large strong rhizome with strong growth.
Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata - Golden Torch is a beautiful tropical plant, the heliconia is related to Ginger and Bananas! This variety is just gorgeous with bright yellow coloured bracts, such a lovely addition to a space in need of some lush bright green foliage and colour.
Plants for sale: Rhizome. A stunning Heliconia! Beautiful red and white flowers which are very long-lived. Heliconia Red Christmas flowers right through winter, providing a low maintenance, hardy clump, around 1m tall. Quite drought hardy for a Heliconia, but does look best with regular watering. This Heliconia grows just about anywhere, and in most soils. Best soil is a well draining, fertile, water retentive mix. Best position is full sun to part shade. Also suitable for pots!
Plants for sale: Lobster Claws (Heliconia rostrata): Supplied as Rhizome with new growth. An outstandingly brilliant show of colours from this flawless perennial. Suitable for tropical landscapes, or indoor growth. Makes exceptional cut flowers.
Turmeric is one of the most useful plants you can add to your garden. It is a member of the ginger family and native to S.E. Asia. It is an edible plant and used in many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, but is also incredibly ornamental. It grows to around 1m tall with big, lush, green foliage and a stunning white flower. Just growing it for the flower is worth it.
The flowers of Heliconia Sassy are a multitude of colours, ranging from pale green to magenta on the bracts, while the petals themselves are bright orange with dark green tips. This spectacular plant is often called “parrot’s beak” because of its wonderful blooms. Sassy can grow between 1m and 1.5m tall. For sale: Rhizome (rootstock), with new growth.