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Chamaecostus cuspidatus

(Syn.: Costus cuspidatus, Costus igneus), Fiery Spiral Ginger

Chamaecostus cuspidatus


Very large bright orange crepe paper flowers, tapered deep green leaves, dwarf, compact, striking. Brazil. This species was moved from Costus to the new genus Chamaecostus recently. Costaceae


Cheilocostus speciosus 'Variegatus'

(Syn.: Costus speciosus 'Variegatus'), Variegated Crepe Ginger

Cheilocostus speciosus Variegatus


Beautiful white and green striped leaves on sweeping 5 to 7 foot spiral stems. Red cones with white flowers. This species was moved from Costus to the new genus Cheilocostus recently. Costaceae


Costus arabicus 'Variegatus'

(Misapplied: Costus amazonicus 'Variegatus')

Costus arabicus Variegatus


Beautiful white and green striped foliage. White flowers sometimes emerge from cone-like clusters on mature stalks. Grows to 5 feet tall in cultivation. Give shade, rich soil, and moisture. Incorrectly sold in the nursery trade as Costus amazonicus 'Variegatus'. Costaceae


Costus comosus var. bakeri

(Misapplied: Costus barbatus)

Costus comosus var bakeri


Large showy terminal cones of red bracts with yellow flowers. Smooth velvety green leaves, large, tall, tropical, easy. Hardy to 32F. Incorrectly known in the nursery trade as Costus barbatus. Costaceae


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

Costus pulverulentus Purple Passion


This is a compact costus with beautiful dark green leaves with dark purple undersides. The green stalks are arranged in a spiral form with purple bands at the leaf bases topped with bright orange-red flowers protruding from the red cone-shaped inflorescence. This desirable plant is easy to grow and flower. Its compact height, to 4 feet, makes it a fine potted plant or landscape specimen. Give it moist well draining soil in bright shade and frost protection in the winter. It was first collected in a Panamanian garden and is considered of hybrid origin, possibly with Costus laevis as a parent. USDA zones 10 - 12. Our catalog previously listed this plant as Costus laevis in error. Costaceae


Costus woodsonii

Dwarf Cone Ginger, Red Buttons, Dwarf French Kiss

Costus woodsonii


This easy to grow dwarf ginger blooms with orange-yellow flowers protruding from 2 inch bright waxy red bracts. Flowers most of the year in warm climates. Upright canes are 3 to 4 feet with bright green glossy leaves on spiral stems. This popular south Florida border plant also makes a wonderful specimen or house plant. It has a wide tolerance for sun or part shade. Native to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and Panama. USDA zones 10 - 11. Costaceae

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