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Variegated ginger – sometimes called “shell ginger” – dominates the tropical shade garden with striped green and yellow leaves and a wide-spreading habit.
- moderate grower that can reach heights of 3 to 6 feet, and grows 5 to 8 feet wide
- Add composted cow manure and top soil (or organic peat moss) to the hole when you plant. Choose a well-drained area or this plant won’t do well
- Tender perennial will suffer if temperature dips below 20° F
- Requires shade or filtered light keep out of direct sun