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Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet

a.k.a. Shell Flower Ginger

Beautiful flowering ginger having white flowers with gorgeous red-yellow mouths.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Shell Ginger. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in July 2011.

Description

Herbaceous shrub to 7-10ft.

Hardiness

The shell ginger produces rhizomes which are hardy to the 20's. The plant will die back with freezing temperatures. In cold climates, rhizomes can be dug up and stored indoors for the winter.

Growing Environment

Shell ginger's grow best in shade or filtered sunlight. Provide ample water and humidity.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Commonly grown as an ornamental for its flowers and foliage.

Native Range

Native to Indonesia. Now grown throughout the world as an ornamental.

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Related Species

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