Hardy Variegated Ginger
Alpinia intermedia 'Sunspice'

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Alpinia (al-PIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: intermedia (in-ter-MEE-dee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunspice
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Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Enterprise, Alabama

Millbrook, Alabama

Hayward, California

Lecanto, Florida

North Port, Florida

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 18, 2015, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

This plant would be easy to grow if it didn't need an exceptional amount of water. It will wilt fast no matter how large the clump here in California is. Gophers will eat it. A warning.
Some of the positives is that its evergreen and totally cold hardy. Never shows a sign of winter no matter how cold it gets here.

It would be best preserved and kept alive in a pot if you don't have a jungle garden or you have gophers.

If you are in a wet climate-- this is a beauty. Exotic and dwarf compare to most Alpinia's.