Alpinia zerumbet '
Yu Hwa'
(Zingiberaceae)   

Alpinia zerumbet 'Yu Hwa' , also called Chinese variegated ginger, is a rare form of the regular green Alpinia zerumbet, with delicate creamy yellow stripes on the leaves.  It forms a large clump with stems up to 6-7 feet tall.  Blooms from March to May in Puerto Rico.  Will grow in shade, partial sun or full sun.  'Yu Hwa' is propagated by division.

 

Alpinia purpurata 'Yu Hwa' leaf closeup
Alpinia zerumbet 'Yu Hwa' leaf closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

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