Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe

Spiral Ginger

Alpinia spiralis

Alpinia spiralis (= syn.)

Family: Costaceae

Genus: Costus

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: 4 to 6' tall, to 3' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Orange colored pine-cone-shaped inflorescence. Large dark green leaves.


Published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 350 in 1807.

Basionym Alpinia spiralis Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 1 t. 1 in 1797.

Native to South America.

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