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Old 02-23-2015, 07:33 AM
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Variegated ginger
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Variegated ginger

Variegated Ginger
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Zone 10. We are in 9. Will this get temporary dieback or will it be done for with our recent cold spell?
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Mine is ok...We are in 9a...
The usual damage I see here for gingers is too much sun in july, august..
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Zone 10. We are in 9. Will this get temporary dieback or will it be done for with our recent cold spell?
Every winter the plant should be heavily mulched and cover the area when a freeze or frost is suspected. You might will be lucky and it will come back, but you never know. Do not dig it up in the very early spring. Give it a chance as it still may come back.
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Does BEST in zone 10, but there is plenty of it thriving in home landscapes all over TV- I have seen many huge, well established specimens. (colonies)

As Kitty mentioned, it seems to do best here if NOT planted in full sun.

I often see it planted under the dappled shade of Palms, or added among larger shrub groupings, where it has a little protection in cold weather.

It generally will come back if there is partial winter dieback.
It can be susceptible to rust disease, though.

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I like to find locations with some direct sun during the day w/ broken shade, for a good looking plant that doesn't go crazy. Here is why.
In full shade this plant will THRIVE, meaning it can grow 5-8 feet, in a couple years.
The more light, the more stunted the growth.
In full sun you would be lucky to see 3 feet ht. and muted color, some white blotches and brown spots on the leaves as well.
The secret to this plant is location. And it is an acid lover, won't thrive in alkaline soils. Suggest a pH of 6.5 or lower.
Pests? A few mobile type leaf munching insects do enjoy this plant. Slugs as well, if an existing problem.
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