Alpinia zerumbet (Zingiberaceae)
Native to southeast asia, this ginger is grown primarily for its dense, shiny green tropical foliage. Grows quickly with rich soil and ample water. Prefers filtered sun, or full morning sun. Hardy through zone 8 and in warmer parts of zone 7, this tropical perennial can grow into huge 10' tall clumps; makes a great screen. Though it will winter over here at Niche, it is best suited for containers in the Northern parts of zone 7 and colder.
Bloom color: coral-pink
Bloom period: summer
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