Add color to partially shaded areas with this variegated ginger. The large, banana-shaped leaves abound, giving this plant a lush, tropical look. During the spring, it flowers racemes of mildly scented, delicate pink flowers. Plant variegated ginger in front of foundation plants, in open areas that need come color or in containers on porches or patios.
Ginger prefers well-drained soil that has a moderately acidic pH level. Plant ginger in fertile soil and water is regularly. It likes moist soil, but it prefers not to have wet feet. This ornamental plant is somewhat of a fast grower, so give it plenty of space to spread. Prune by hand to keep it in check if it gets too large. Fertilize ginger three times a year starting in the spring then once in the summer and once in the fall.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Striking foliage, easy-care plant
White and pink
Water regularly until established and then as needed
8 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Alpinia zerumabet ‘variegata’
Full sun to part shade
6 feet tall and about as wide
In zones 7 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Bromeliad, foxtail fern, oyster plant