Variegated Peacock Ginger, Variegated Ginger Lily
Kaempferia gilbertii

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Kaempferia (kaymp-FER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: gilbertii (gil-BERT-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Chiefland, Florida

Naples, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Conroe, Texas

Katy, Texas

Missouri City, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 11, 2010, jskyieeyes3 from Saint Cloud, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Positive

On Feb 11, 2004, maggiemoo from Conroe, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

justmeLisa is right, this is the answer to hostas in our very hot & humid Gulf coast region. I found this sweet "mini-hosta" at my favorite local nursery. The owner said it makes a great groundcover in the shade, and it spreads politely. My back yard was in major transition last Summer, so everything went in to containers. I put three in a plant stand, and they filled out and looked beautiful (posting a picture.) They are now planted in their permanent home, but I will buy some more for the plant stand as soon as they are available.