Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet (1.2-2.4m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (60-120cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms on old growth
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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carlissa904 On May 18, 2019 Obtained plant
bought at the Ag Extension plant sale
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Zingiberales!!!!! by Gina1960 Oct 18, 2019 11:02 AM 141
Brom for the Holidays by ScotTi Jan 20, 2020 9:50 PM 519
Variegated Ginger by KimLD Dec 1, 2017 5:12 PM 13
Red tropical plant, palm, something variegated by purpleinopp May 15, 2016 3:01 PM 9
Found a greenhouse! Wow, what plants! by purpleinopp Apr 24, 2015 7:29 PM 5
New Flower bed... ideas? by tcs1366 Feb 25, 2015 7:46 PM 20
Gingers! by Xeramtheum Aug 10, 2014 1:49 PM 64
What is this Plant...and how best to grow/maintain it? by OrlandoBill May 11, 2014 12:09 PM 9
Caladiums by dyzzypyxxy Apr 17, 2015 2:24 PM 94
Ginger Sunshine by Paul2032 Jan 27, 2013 6:13 PM 16

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