Monday, May 13, 2019

In the Garden: Shell Ginger

We inherited much of the landscape in the backyard, and I am in love with the shell ginger plants along the rear fence. I never grew these before, and it is the first time they bloom for us.

Did you know?

Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia. They can grow up to 8 to 10 ft tall and bear colorful funnel-shaped flowers. They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine.

The ginger plants are tall and lush and look great on the fence line.

Shell Ginger, y'all!


  1. Such a gorgeous plant! I'll have to see if we can grow them up here in DC.

  2. Good morning, Ron! I have never heard a shell ginger plant. That is one beautiful plant, and I love the bloom--it's so unique! Have a great day! xoxo

  3. Wow what a neat plant! It looks very tropical and I love the flower it produces.


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