Alpinia japonica 'Extra Spicy'
A fantastic variegated form of Alpinia japonica. I am currently worried that I am going
to burn it in the sun because it is so white that I can't believe it will survive in the shade. Pity
about the name, which is far too naff for such a beautiful plant. Selected in Japan, where I have
no doubt it has a better name.
12th September 2006
I have grown it in the shade this year, and a lot of the variegation has gone, but I have no doubt that a bit more light next year will restore it.
17th April 2008