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Variegated Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Pronunciation: al-PIN-ee-uh ZER-um-bet var-ee-GAY-tuh
SKU #00200

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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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly forms foliage clumps 4 to 7 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
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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