• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid growing to 4 to 7 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:al-PIN-ee-uh ZER-um-bet
    Plant type:Perennial
    Sunset climate zones:14 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid growing to 4 to 7 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleTropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.