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COSTUS (Gingers)

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Costus is the wonderful world of spiral ginger. Its foliage spirals around bamboo like stalks, know for this species. Some varieties have a velvety soft texture on the backs of its leaves, while others maybe smooth with purple undersides. Its bracts and flowers can range from a cone like bract, pineapple shaped or soft crepe like flowers emerging from green cones. Very easy to grow, they do well in partial sun in mild climates and partial shade in hot climates. They love a rich well draining soil kept on the moist side. They make beautiful garden specimens or container plants for the garden or patio.


Costus Barbatus
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A native of Costa Rica, this costus is a very popular cut flower which can last as long as a month on the plant. The large inflorescence is comprised of a series of hard red bracts similar to a pineapple top in shape with small bright yellow flowers peeking out. It can produce both basal and terminal inflorescence of 6" to 12" in length. can grow 7' in medium sun and makes a handsome landscape or tub subject. Very tropical.


Costus Amazonicus
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This species is native to Peru and Ecuador. It is a tall plant with yellow and red flowers similar to barbatus, but the foliage is the real eye catcher, with 8" leaves rounded on the ends and beautiful white/green variegation throughout the leaves. It grows to 8' in partial sun. Very hardy and showy!


Costus Speciosus "Crepe ginger / Malay ginger"
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A very attractive costus from Asia. Clustering reed-like stems 6' to 8'. 3" ruffled fringed round white petals appear 3 or 4 at a time from a glossy red terminal cone, which stays red till the flower is finished. Blooms midsummer to fall. Can take partial sun. Root hardy. A real treasure!


Costus Spiralis
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Native to South America its height is 4' to 6'. Leaves are similar to costus barbatus. Its inflorescence has an orange pine cone shaped bract on the terminal end of the stalk, that blooms sporadically throughout the summer. Produces a beautiful tropical appearance! Very hardy.


Costus Spicatus(Indianhead)
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This species is a very easy to grow costus. It produces a short cylindrical red cone with orange flowers emerging one at a time, long lasting and used as a cut flower. Very impressive!


Costus Laevis
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Native to Central and South America. A medium size plant of about 3' to 5', it produces beautiful dark green roundish leaves with a dark purple underside, its inflorescence is cone-shaped of orange-red with orange flowers protruding from the cone. A sensational tub or landscape specimen.


Costus Stenophylus(Bamboo or Red Snake Ginger)
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This enchanting foliage plant has long curly graceful leaves with fine tiny hairs on the edges. Unique about this plant is its long main stalk that is colored with alternating sections of brown and light tan in a barber pole pattern. Its inflorescence is a long cylindrical, bright red bract with yellow flowers peeking out on at a time making it seem to look like a snakes tongue. Native to Costa Rica becoming endangered in the wild. Semi hardy. A rare find!


Costus Lazius "Yellow Lollipop"
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This small attractive compact plant has thin stems and fuzzy leaves. Grows to 2' in semi shade, its multiple yellow inflorescence adorn this small but hardy plant. A ginger growers favorite!


Costus Curvibracteatus (Dwarf Orange Ginger)
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Native to Panama this short 2' costus makes a wonderful greenhouse or patio plant. It is a vigorous grower and produces many small orange crepe inflorescence at a time. its blooming season is one of the longest among costus, blooming from late spring to the middle of winter. partial shade to full shade. An excellent potted plant!


Costus Woodsonii (Dwarf French Kiss)
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Native to Costa Rica and Panama, this dwarf compact plant grows to 2' to 3' with inflorescence of orange-red flowers. Its foliage is oval and very shiny. Medium sun. Makes a wonderful specimen or house plant!


Costus sp. "Peru Yellow"
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A sensational new costus and very rare in color, cone shaped bract is canary yellow 3" long with flowers of orange/red ,popping out intermittently throughout itís cone. A small costus itís foliage is dull green with a slightly wine colored underside. Great for cut flower!


Costus Speciosus (Variegated Crepe Ginger)
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With reed like stems, similar to Costus Speciosus, the one thing that sets them apart is its gorgeous variegation of white and green that run through the oval leaves. Flower is similar to its green leaf cousin. Highly recommended!


Costus Leucanianus
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Clustering reed like stems to 6' to 8' from its base. Ruffled fringed white tubular flowers with a pink and yellow combination on the rim of this rare flowering Costus. Its terminal cone is glossy green where flowers emerge 2 to 3 at a time. They can take full sun but looks much better in partial sun. Root hardy.


Costus (Scaber)
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This beautiful species has a long hard waxy 8" to 12" red bract with yellow inflorescence which peek out intermittently as the bracts open up from the bottom up. A long lasting flower up to a month it makes an excellent cut flower. The plant also has attractive roundish jade green leaves with a fuzzy underside. It grows to 6' in partial shade.


Costus Laviger
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This unusual species has leaf sheaths that are dark red with green tips and are cup shaped to hold water. These cups trap potential pests which then drown in the water. Its terminal inflorescence are tube shaped flowers that open slightly to reveal a dark pink throat and stripped yellow bottom lip. Foliage is a dark green shiny leaf which spirals around its main stem. Simply gorgeous! Semi hardy.



       



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P.O. Box 6042,  Oceanside, CA 92052
Phone: (760) 631-2880
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