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Kaempferia gilbertii /Variegated Peacock Ginger

Kaempferia gilbertii  / Kaempferia gilbertii
Striking foliage, but growth does not appear until late spring after soil warms up some
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Striking foliage, but growth does not appear until late spring after soil warms up some

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Scientific Name: Kaempferia gilbertii
Common Name: Variegated Peacock Ginger
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Gilbert's peacock ginger emerges late in spring and makes a dense leafy ground cover in deep shade. The flowers are purple and white. The foliage turns a golden color in autumn.