Alpinia formosana 'Pinstripe'
I was hoping that someone on this forum could give me some information on this plant. I just picked up what was labeled as a Hedychium at the botanical gardens' spring plant sale on my lunch break. Got back to the office and was Google-ing it to get some more information, only to discover that it is fact not Hedychium 'Pinstripe' but Alpinia formosana 'Pinstripe.' Needless to say, I am not amused since you expect mislabeling at WalMart or Lowe's but not the Birmingham Botanical Gardens plant sale (for a plant that I paid $30 for)!!!! I've never grown gingers before, but I had been interested in that type of ginger because I know that it is hardy in my area. Can anyone give me information about the ginger that I actually bought? Is it hardy to zone 7B (I'm right outside of Birmingham, AL)? Dave's Garden Plant Files says hardy only to 10a!!!