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Shell Ginger
Alpinia speciosa


Lanceolate leaves on long canes; terminal flowers on stiff stalks.

Plant Form or Habit: upright

Plant Use: permanent color

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: variable

Blooming Period: spring summer

Height: 3 feet

Width: 2 feet

Foliage Texture: coarse

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Attractive flowers are used as cut flowers. Watch for insects; allow soil to dry slightly between waterings.


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