Variegated Pinecone Ginger, Variegated Pine Cone Ginger
Zingiber zerumbet 'Variegata'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber (zing-ee-ber) (Info)
Species: zerumbet (ZER-um-bet) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Floral City, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Miami, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Old Town, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Riverview, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Brunswick, Georgia

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Pleasanton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Aug 15, 2014, eliasastro from Athens
Greece (Zone 10a) wrote:

Grew it in pot, but i found that it is prone to root rot.
I think it needs a very special potting mix, including pine bark, perlite, grit, etc.

Positive

On Oct 3, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I found my plant at a local plant nursery. I also have the regular green pinecone ginger, which is very common here in Northcentral Florida, zone 8b, but had never seen the variegated type before. It's planted under a large live oak tree--I made "borders" for tropical looking plants around this tree with fallen branches covered with Resurrection Fern.