Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Variegated Shell Ginger

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Native to eastern Asia, Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’ has striking green and yellow variegated leaves which can brighten and add interest to a shady spot. It produces showy, fragrant, shell-like, waxy white flowers with yellow inside lips and a red throat. It is hardy to USDA Zone 8 and is generally grown as a houseplant. It can be used as an outdoor specimen or border plant during the summer. It grows up to 8 feet high in full sun or partial shade with moderate to moist water conditions.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
8 - 11