Alpinia zerumbet (shell ginger) rhizome

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Alpinia zerumbet (shell ginger) rhizome

Ornamental ginger with showy flowers and very fragrant foliage. Durable and easy to grow.

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(Alpinia zerumbet)

Bloom is heaviest in spring and early summer, but may occur at any time of the year. Flowers are pendulous, hanging from the tip of mature canes. The rhizome is not edible, but the leaves are used in folk medicines. The dried leaves and stems can be crumbled and make an enticing addition to potpourri. The rhizomes offered here will be bare-root and have the canes cut off for shipping.


Flowers:Flowers are red, yellow, pink and white, held high on the plant at the ends of the canes
Foliage:Thick and durable. Very fragrant when rubbed. Evergreen in Zones 9 & up.
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:8 feet
Diameter:spreads wider with age
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:8 to 11
Propagation / Germination:Plant immediately and keep slightly moist.
Spacing:2 to 3 feet
Sun:Sun or shade. In tropical zones they like a little shade in the summer.
Water:drought tolerant once established
Pests and Diseases:No serious pests or diseases.

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