Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' 3
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata' 3

Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
(Variegata Shell Geinger)
(Variegata Shellflower)
USDA Zone: 8 - 11
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Origin: India
Type: Herbaceous perennial


Typical Height: 4’-6’
(1.2-1.8mts)
Typical Spread: 3’-4’
(0.9-1.8mts)


Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Yellow & Green
Flower Color: White & Yellow
Flowering Season: Summer;
Fall; Winter
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Zingiberaceae
Propagation: Division
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: None


Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (36”OA)
7G (48”OA)


Typical planting distance:
36”-48” O.C.
(0.9-1.2mts)


Common Uses: Specimen plant; Cut foliage; Foliage plant; Informal Hedge
Category: Medium Shrubs
 
Notes: Variegated shell ginger is a tall and dramatic landscape; A large clumping plant with attractive pendulous flowers


+ In this Photo:
Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
(Variegata Shell Geinger)
3'OA Height
(0.90mts)

Chamaedorea cataractarum
(Cat Palm)
6'OA Height
(1.80mts)


All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2015
Doral
Florida, USA


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners,
landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Zingiberaceae/Alpinia%20zerumbet/599

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55244/

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c501