PlantsAlpinia→Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata')

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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
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Blooms on old growth
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

The morning sun highlighting the unusual intricacies of the bloom

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-06-05The morning sun highlighting the unusual intricacies of the bloom
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-06-03The little rainfrog is comfortably camoflaouged by the green stri
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-06-03Bursting buds and stunning sepals accent the flourish of the ging
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-06-03Beautifully blooming in my garden
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: May 17, 2009
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: May 17, 2009
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: May 17, 2009
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-06-20
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Location: Nita's garden Date: 2015-11-13
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Location: Wanda
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Date: 2013-01-25
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Date: 2013-01-25
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Date: 2014-03-17
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Date: 2014-03-17
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Location: Paraty town,  BrazilDate: 2013-12-18
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2013-06-17Buds on shell ginger
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2016-06-04
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2016-06-07
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2016-06-07
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: 2016-06-07
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-09-03
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Plant Events from our members
Seedfork On March 18, 2015 Plant emerged
First sign of new growth from this past winter, plant did not die this year. This plant is in the big shade bed near the fountain.
mjsponies On June 1, 2014 Bloomed
carlissa904 On May 30, 2019 Obtained plant
bought at Lowes.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Ginger by Boopaints Mar 20, 2014 11:52 AM 1
Made in the Shade Garden Longwood Gardens by crawgarden Jul 21, 2021 3:53 PM 3
Time to post variegated, gold, purple, spotted all colors of the rainbow foliage by bumplbea Oct 25, 2020 7:59 AM 249
Variegated Ginger Revival by ww46 Apr 12, 2020 7:10 AM 6
Show your pretty variegated foliage! by plantladylin Oct 8, 2021 2:23 PM 225
What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Jan 11, 2020 5:52 PM 1,238
Zingiberales!!!!! by Gina1960 Oct 18, 2019 11:02 AM 141
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
Let's see what else we're growing 2015 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 7, 2016 5:33 PM 1,034

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