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A picture of a Variegated Ginger

Variegated Ginger

Alpinia vittata

Also known as

Striped Narrow Leaf Ginger

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

90cm

1m

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Variegated Ginger Overview

This ginger lily's lance-shaped mid-green leaves have striking white variegation in the form of streaks in an irregular herringbone pattern along the leaf vein. In the summer, short pendent racemes or pale pink tabular bracts are produced, from which emerge the small white 'true' flowers. Also known as Alpinia sanderae.

How to propagate Variegated Ginger

Seed

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

Division

Divide the rhizomes in the spring.

Rhizomes

Other uses of Variegated Ginger

Grown mainly for foliage interest but also for the flowers.