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.
Alpinia arundelliana - Wavy Leaf Ginger. Beautiful Native Ginger, well suited as an understorey or shaded / semi shaded postition in the garden. This very hardy, compact Ginger will grow to around 1m tall and produces lovely pink flowers and blue berries in mid to late Summer.
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.
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: 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 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.
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.
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.
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.