Alpinia zerumbet

Shellflower Ginger, Shell Ginger, Variegated Ginger

Family: Zingiberaceae Ginger

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 7B - 10A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink, white
Bloom time Mid Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, container, massing, specimen, woodland garden
Height 6' to 7' / 1.80m to 2.20m
Spread 36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers, fragrant flowers
Leaf color Green, variegated, yellow
Fruit color Red
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage, fragrant foliage