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Ginger 'Variegated Shell'

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Leafy, arching stems create a tropical effect with boldly striped foliage. Large, drooping clusters of white and pink shell-like flowers are sweetly fragrant. Can be used as an indoor specimen. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • High

  • Height
    5 - 10 feet

  • Spread
    2—4 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype SUN/SHADE FOLIAGE
Foliage Color Variegated
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 8 - 11
Height 5 - 10 feet
Spread 2—4 feet
Special Uses Dramatic Foliage Color, Fragrant
Landscape Uses Border
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Spring

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