Alpinia zerumbet 'Nana'/Dwarf Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet 'Nana' / Alpinia zerumbet 'Nana'
Five to seven-year old clump of dwarf ginger
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Scientific Name: Alpinia zerumbet 'Nana'
Common Name: Dwarf Shell Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Often killed to the ground in zone 8, but it quickly comes back as the weather warms in spring and will make thick clumps of dark green, tropical foliage. Seldom, if ever flowers in zone 8. Makes a super container plant. In mild climates clumps of plants can become quite massive.