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Perennials – Variegated Ginger

  • Variegated ginger 

Botanical name: alpinia zerumbet

Average Size at Maturity: up to 4 ft in height and in width

Hardy zone: zones 8 – 11 (can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees)

Bloom Time: spring and summer

Flower Color: white, pink, yellow

Foliage Color: green, yellow

Growth Rate: grows up to a foot a year

Pruning needs: trim dead/diseased or withered leaves as needed (monthly in the summer)

Landscape Use:adds foliage color and unique patterns to a shade garden

Light Needs: about 4 hours of sun a day 

Special Feature: fragrant foliage 

Water Needs: moisture loving plant. Do not let the topsoil completely dry out between waterings.This plant will require more frequent watering in the summer months than it will in the winter months.

Fertilizing needs: does not require fertilizer. If you would like to use fertilizer to help promote quicker new growth or to improve plant health you can use a slow release fertilizer during the first growing season

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