Variegated Pinecone Ginger, Variegated Pine Cone Ginger, Variegated Shampoo Ginger 'Darceyi'

Zingiber zerumbet

Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Zingiber (zing-ee-ber) (Info)
Species: zerumbet (ZER-um-bet) (Info)
Cultivar: Darceyi
Additional cultivar information:(aka Darcyi)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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Water Requirements:

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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:

Partial to Full Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

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Grown for foliage


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

Mobile, Alabama

Gainesville, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 11, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I have just purchased this beautiful plant. It is planted in a slightly raised bed created with old oak branches that have resurrection fern growing along them. I created a rich planting bed with my local sandy soil and some rich potting soil mixed together and planted this beautiful ginger very near a large old oak tree which shades a patio and which will provide shade, shelter from cold tempertaures, and oak leaf litter for the ginger.

This is a variegated version of the very well known pinecone or shampoo ginger, which grows all over this area of Northcentral Florida, zone 8b. But this cultivar has dramatic variegated cream and green leaves, and deep red stalks. The "pinecones," which emerge from the ground in late Summer here, are a deep, rich red.

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