Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shell Ginger | Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

A very striking ginger that is probably over planted. Will not flower following winter kill of the foliage to the ground. Makes an excellent foliage for floral arrangements. Plants cannot tolerate hard freezes. Is a high contrast specimen in nearly any planting combination because of the bright yellow color in the variegated foliage.

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Common Name:Variegated Shell Ginger
Plant Type:Evergreen
Leaf Type:Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone:8, 9, 10, 11
Height:2- 5 feet 
Spread:5 - 10 feet 
Bloom time:Spring, Summer
Flower color:White, Multicolored
Fruit present:Summer, Fall
Fruit color:Yellow
Light Exposure:Sun, Part Sun
Drainage:Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth:Fast
Water Requirement:Medium
Maintenance Level:Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:No
Landscape Categories:Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Variegated Plants