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Shell Ginger, Shell Flower

 

Densely massed stems support shiny green foliage with distinct parallel veins. Clusters of waxy creamy white to pinkish flowers with red, purple, or brown markings appear in summer on arching stems. Best year-round appearance in light shade.

Alpinia zerumbet (A. nutans)(A. speciosa)

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Shiny

Leaf length : 24"

Leaf width : 5"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower fragrance : Yes

Flower shape : Shell-like

Flower color : Brown

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 8-9 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 15 to 20 F( Z8b)

Sunset zone : 14-24

Water requirements : Ample

Light exposure : Partial Shade

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes