Alpinia formosana (Zingiberaceae)
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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