Zingiber collinsii, Ginger Silver Streaks

Zingiber collinsii

Ginger Silver Streaks
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Vietnam, Cambodia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterKeep soil moistRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliage

This species is distributed from southeastern Viet Nam to the south of high central Viet Nam and extends to the eastern parts of Cambodia. Though rather common in southeastern Viet Nam, this species has only recently been described. The species is listed as Vulnerable. Species Authority: Mood and Theilade. In Pham (2003) this species is misidentified as Zingiber acuminatum.

The foliage is stunning. Its really a show stopper in the yard. Grows in shady places in evergreen to semi-evergreen forest undergrowth. Usually found as single plants, but rarely forming large clumps.

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