Variegated Shell Ginger
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
|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.|
|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.|
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