Alpinia zerumbet

COMMON NAME

Shell ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Zingiberaceae

NOTES

This lush, coarse-textured, clumping evergreen is planted for its heavy rosette of arching stems and green leaves arising from a large loose center. Its attractive shell-like, white or pink fragrant flowers are borne in drooping clusters at the end of the stems.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to eastern Asia

NATIVE HABITAT

Best grown in rich medium-wet, to wet well drained soils in full sun to part shade.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

hort.ufl.edu

wildlifeofhawaii.com



Alpinia zerumbet