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Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', Pink porcelain lily

Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection'

Pink porcelain lily
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Subtropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersFragrant plant

Among the best-known members of this genus is Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection', a large shrub or small tree reaching 5-10ft in height and 2-5ft in width. Its native habitat is Subtropical Asia, but it can be successfully grown as an ornamental in USDA zones 9-11. It's a hardy and attractive plant, with deep green, glossy foliage and an abundance of pink flowers throughout the year. In the right conditions, it can be a real show-stopper, its flowers being especially fragrant.

Caring for Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection' is not particularly difficult. It prefers a spot in full sun or semi-shade, in well-drained soil, and regular watering. Some mulching during the summer can help protect the roots from the heat. It can suffer from frost damage, so if you're growing it in a pot in a cold region, you should move it indoors during the winter months. Also, the plant may suffer from mealybugs, so if you notice their presence it's best to take appropriate action as soon as possible.

In general, Alpinia henryi 'Pink Perfection' is an easy-to-care-for plant that can make a wonderful addition to any garden or conservatory. With its lush foliage, abundant flowers, and heavenly fragrance, it can certainly bring a touch of the exotic and an undeniable beauty to your outdoor spaces.

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