Great Groundcovers for the Tropics
 

Great Groundcovers for the Tropics

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Cinnamon Ginger(Alpinia nutans)If your garden is too soggy or too shady for other ground covers, you'll love this plant. Also known as false cardamom ginger, cinnamon ginger looks much like a dwarf version of the more widely grown shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet, zones 9 to 11) in every respect. Another notable difference, however, is the amazing scent of cinnamon you can smell upon crushing the leaves or brushing up against the plant. Use cinnamon ginger as a ground cover or an accent in shade gardens or wherever you desire a lush and tropical look, no matter how small the space. Its slow growth allows you to trim the taller stems back every couple of years to keep it short, or you can let it grow up to 4 feet tall as a tall ground cover, so you'll have a chance to witness its rare porcelain flowers.Where it will grow: Remains evergreen to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 9b to 11) but resprouts in zone 7b to 11Water requirement: Average; tolerates standing water and drought once establishedLight requirement: Full shade to partial sunMature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wideSeasonal interest: White and orange shell-shaped flowers are rare; grow it for the lush foliage.When to plant: Spring to fall

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bncpolo added this to bncpolo's ideas
April 11, 2014
ground cover
debull added this to Plants--Shade/Partial Shade
March 21, 2014
Fragrance cinnamon ginger
hillbillytim added this to hillbillytim's ideas
February 14, 2014
cinnamon ginger plant
kathylohmeyer added this to Exterior-Landscaping
November 22, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger {Alpinia Nutans}
Julie Driver added this to Backyard
September 29, 2013
In moms area
annetroyer added this to Exterior Ideas
September 20, 2013
plants in front under tree
cathybirdsong added this to plants
September 19, 2013
Shady, tropical ground cover --Cinnamon Ginger (Alpinia nutans) Also known as false cardamom ginger, cinnamon ginger looks much like a dwarf version of shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet, zones 9 to 11)
Donna Stanish added this to Plants
September 15, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger (Alpinia nutans) If your garden is too soggy or too shady for other ground covers, you'll love this plant. Also known as false cardamom ginger
andie777 added this to yard & garden plantings
September 8, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger plant
jobasca added this to Jobasca Garden Notes
September 7, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger (Alpinia nutans) If your garden is too soggy or too shady for other ground covers, you'll love this plant. Also known as false cardamom ginger, cinnamon ginger looks much like a dwarf version of the more widely grown shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet, zones 9 to 11) in every respect. Another notable difference, however, is the amazing scent of cinnamon you can smell upon crushing the leaves or brushing up against the plant. Use cinnamon ginger as a ground cover or an accent in shade gardens or wherever you desire a lush and tropical look, no matter how small the space. Its slow growth allows you to trim the taller stems back every couple of years to keep it short, or you can let it grow up to 4 feet tall as a tall ground cover, so you'll have a chance to witness its rare porcelain flowers. Where it will grow: Remains evergreen to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 9b to 11) but resprouts in zone 7b to 11 Water requirement: Average; tolerates standing water and drought once established Light requirement: Full shade to partial sun Mature size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Seasonal interest: White and orange shell-shaped flowers are rare; grow it for the lush foliage. When to plant: Spring to fall
bluesiggi added this to Gardening
September 5, 2013
Shade to partial light/low water
deba added this to deba's Favorites
September 5, 2013
Cinnamon ginger
ptweezer added this to The Great Outdoors
September 4, 2013
home backyard
bridgetta added this to bridge121
September 4, 2013
Plant for side of house
menefee5 added this to menefee5's ideas
September 4, 2013
plants for courtyard
llawl1 added this to Landscape Ideas
September 4, 2013
plants for hot climate
bigkittysmom added this to plants that I want
September 3, 2013
cinnamon smell trial only may not be hardy in our zone
debeus added this to debeus's ideas
September 3, 2013
thick foliage
Gary Bickel added this to bickel18's ideas
September 3, 2013
dry plants Cinnamon Ginger
brooklet added this to Landscape Ideas
September 2, 2013
Cinnamon
lc33410 added this to lc33410's ideas
September 2, 2013
florida plantings
deereilly added this to Exterior
September 2, 2013
Side w moisture
mentmonroe added this to Exterior
September 2, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger ground cover
margaretg added this to yard
September 2, 2013
ground cover for hill
jrbliss added this to jrbliss's ideas
September 2, 2013
Smell
al52 added this to al52's ideas
September 2, 2013
love the plant
viclmiller added this to landscape
September 1, 2013
Cinnamon bush
ruberwine8gardener added this to ruberwine8gardener's ideas
September 1, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger (Alpinia nutans) If your garden is too soggy or too shady for other ground covers, you'll love this plant. Also known as false cardamom ginger, cinnamon ginger looks much like a dwarf version of the more widely grown shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet, zones 9 to 11) in every respect. Another notable difference, however, is the amazing scent of cinnamon you can smell upon crushing the leaves or brushing up against the plant. Use cinnamon ginger as a ground cover or an accent in shade gardens or wherever you desire a lush and tropical look, no matter how small the space.
shuddlebug added this to EXTERIOR
September 1, 2013
CINNAMON plant ... can I grow it here
Karen Mehta added this to landscaping
September 1, 2013
Cinnamon ginger Alpinia nutans
kukaracha added this to Landscape Ideas
September 1, 2013
fence
grobmyp added this to plants
September 1, 2013
along the fence?
johnnycb added this to Shade Loving Plants
September 1, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger
shoequeen2 added this to Garden
September 1, 2013
Cinnamon Ginger plant - shade
eastbaygirl added this to eastbaygirl's ideas
September 1, 2013
cinnamon ginger plant
nancybnkb added this to outside
September 1, 2013
plant
karenjcameron added this to Garden ideas
September 1, 2013
The bed between the house and the flagstone patio?
oiseaudeb added this to Garden
September 1, 2013
Love this - - consider for soggy side of yard
Debbie McCart added this to debbie_mccart's Ideas
September 1, 2013
Back
ullila added this to patios and landscape
September 1, 2013
cinnamon scent, tropical look, warm weather, drought tolerant
Bing added this to My plants
September 1, 2013
Ideal for my yard
Carol Henry added this to landscapes
September 1, 2013
cinnamon ginger
Nell Jean added this to garden ideas
September 1, 2013
The fragrance of the crushed leaves reminds of Christmas pot pourri
Sandy added this to outdoor spaces
September 1, 2013
Cinnomen ginger
mdeslondes added this to Plants
September 1, 2013
Cinn.Ginger ,ground cover
cwalsh added this to outside
August 30, 2013
Ground cover
olearysue added this to Headed from old doors
August 30, 2013
Ground covers for shade
jillappenzeller added this to Landscape Ideas
August 30, 2013
bold. great for giving guts to a shade garden. and the fragrance!
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