Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata')

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Give a thumbs up Shell Ginger

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: Suitable as Annual
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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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
variegatagal On May 16, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Replaced with mojito
variegatagal On March 10, 2018 Maintenance performed
Potted. No signs of growth yet
variegatagal On May 12, 2017 Obtained plant
Home Grown Plants
carlissa904 On May 30, 2019 Obtained plant
bought at Lowes.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Ginger by Boopaints Mar 20, 2014 11:52 AM 1
Show your pretty variegated foliage! by plantladylin Nov 27, 2019 3:40 AM 137
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
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

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