Alpinia formosana (Zingiberaceae) 

Common Names 

English: pinstripe ginger, Formosan ginger


    Pinstripe ginger has beautiful glossy green leaves with fine white pinstriping.  The plant is erect, from 6-8 feet tall, and the inflorescences are terminal.  Flowers are porcelain white with pink tips.  All parts of the plant have a strong gingery fragrance.  Attractive in the garden and as a cut flower.  Grows well in a pot.  Blooms from December through June.  Propagated by division and seeds.





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