Plants to 2 m tall. Leaf blades oblong to ovate, to about 40 cm long and 6 cm wide, the tip shortly pointed. Leaf sheaths with ligule about 1 cm long. Corolla pale pink, the tube 1-1.5 cm long, the lip about 1 cm wide. Fruits blue. [sometimes spelt A. coerulea]
Queensland, New South Wales
A tropical and subtropical plant that will grow in the southern states in tubs or a shady, moist, protected spot. There is a form which has leaves with a dark red undersurface.
Source: (2005). Zingiberaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.