Item #: 2710
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 72" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: Tropical Asia
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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One of the nicest surprises in our years of plant trialing has been the hardiness of the spiral ginger. Our 11-year-old deciduous clumps have now reached 6' tall. In spring, the tropical-looking, finger-sized stalks spiral upward to 6' (10' in the tropics), the top half clothed with felty, oval green leaves. In very late summer, the clumps are topped with a red pinecone-like flower head that produces 1" white crepe-like flowers until frost. Give your garden a tropical look that will have all the visitors guessing!