I have the solid green foliage zingiber zerumbet 'shampoo ginger' and the variegated 'darcyi'. I bought them both last year and they are planted in the same area. The soild green is growing like gang busters, this is the second year for blooms. Darcyi on the other hand is lagging way behind. It did not bloom last summer and it is barely out of the ground now, maybe six to eight inches high.
I bought the solid zz from Buried Treasures and the rhizomes were large and healthy, I bought Darcyi from a seller on ebay and almost cried at the sight of the tiny little thing sent to me. It was advertised as a large plant growing in a gallon pot. What a joke!!
My question is; I live is zone 7b, I know that they should be okay here but as small as the darcyi was and obviously still is, I am wondering if I should dig the darcyi and pot it up for a year or so or just leave it be and hope that it survives another winter?