Friday, November 16, 2012
We have this plant at home that I got many years ago at the Ginger Factory and its supposed to be an ornamental ginger however I dont think it is.
Its very happy where it is growing in sun and part shade in sub tropical conditions it grows to about 6ft high and has these drooping stems of flowers though they tend to get very tatty when the wind blows!!
It has a lovely sweet perfume and flowers in the start of summer - the flowers are a lovely yellow orange almost like an orchid but different.
Can anyone tell me what it is please?
1BEACHWALKER - found out that it is an ornamental ginger - Varigated Shell Ginger - Alpinia zerumbet
Details can be found at www.floridata.com/ref/a/
Thamk you for that!!