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Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

 
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
variegated shell ginger

Common name variegated shell ginger
Family zingiberaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers white/pink
Size to 6'
Light light shade-full sun
Cultural notes moist, well-drained soil

Foliage plant native to India. Long leaves with irregular striped green-and-yellow variegation are this plant's main attraction. It grows reasonably upright, and can reach up to 6' tall and produce pink-tipped white flowers if its growth is not interrupted by a freeze. In areas that are not frost-free, it will die back but will return from the roots in zone 8.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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