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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
 
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' - Variegated Shell Ginger

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Zingiberaceae (Gingers)
Origin: Polynesia (Pacific Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' (Variegated Shell Ginger) - This tropical evergreen perennial for a partially shaded area does best when given ample water during the warm months. White, shell-like flowers emerge from each branch tip in summer. This is a slow to moderate grower which can reach 6 to 8 feet in several years. Cold hardy to 15-20 degrees F. This cultivar has a yellow-striped variegation on the 2 foot long and 5 inch wide leaves. Other growth habits and requirements are the same as species. This plant has become more plentiful in the nursery trade due to the availability of tissue culture plants - our plants are propagated by division.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'.