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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

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Common names
  • Variegated Shell Ginger
  • Shell Ginger

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Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-06-05
The morning sun highlighting the unusual intricacies of the bloom
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-06-03
The little rainfrog is comfortably camoflaouged by the green stri
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-06-03
Bursting buds and stunning sepals accent the flourish of the ging
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-06-03
Beautifully blooming in my garden
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: May 17, 2009
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: May 17, 2009
Location: Nita's garden 
Date: 2015-11-13
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-17
Location:  Florida
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-08
Location: Wanda
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-06-20
Location: Paraty town,  Brazil
Date: 2013-12-18
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: May 17, 2009
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-07-10
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 2019-09-03

Date: 2013-01-25
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-17
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-17
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-06-04
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-06-07

Date: 2014-03-17
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-06-07
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-06-07
Photo by Bubbles
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2013-06-17
Buds on shell ginger

Date: 2014-03-17
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: May 17, 2009
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 2018-07-13
Location: Saint Helena Island, SC
Date: 2007-06-04
Location: Saint Helena Island, SC
Date: 2007-06-04

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2014-03-17

Date: 2013-09-12

Date: 2013-09-12
Plant Events from our members
mjsponies On June 1, 2014 Bloomed
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.
carlissa904 On May 30, 2019 Obtained plant
bought at Lowes.
MySecretIslandGarden On September 3, 2022 Transplanted
Under jacaranda, it was not enjoying full sun.
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Ginger by Boopaints Mar 20, 2014 11:52 AM 1

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