Variegated Shell Ginger
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: al-PIN-ee-uh ZER-um-bet var-ee-GAY-tuh
|Description||Leafy, arching stems create a lush, tropical effect with boldly striped yellow and green foliage. Large, drooping clusters of white and pink shell-like flowers are sweetly fragrant. Works well in containers and can be used as an indoor specimen. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Quickly forms foliage clumps 4 to 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside|
|Companion Plants||Bush Lily (Clivia); Japanese Aralia (Fatsia); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia); Mirror Plant (Coprosma);|
|Care||Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established water as needed to maintain consistently moist but not soggy soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.