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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4121

Costus 'Hot Lips'


OLD NAME: Costus 'Hot Lips'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Hot Lips'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Possible hybrid or form of Costus woodsonii

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME:

STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
Cultivar Registration Description: Similar to C. woodsonii but the bract tips curl outwards giving the effect of having appendaged bracts. All vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule is truncate, 8-10 mm long. Bracts are red maturing to deep maroon in color. Flowers are red-orange. Bracteole and calyx are red in contrast to the whitish bracteole and calyx of C. woodsonii.

Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_HotLips.jpg Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.

HORTICULTURAL NOTES:
A plant by this name was acquired on eBay by Bob Campos of Houston, Texas. I saw this blooming in his garden in July 2005 and photographed it. It has red flowers and red bracts with unusual out-turned tips. Plant is glabrous throughout, short ligules, wide leaves with rounded base and shortly acuminate to acute apex. See comparison photos with C. woodsonii, has a much longer bracteole and red calyx and bracteole.

ACCESSIONS:Click links (if any) to see details of individual collections. R1706- R2946- R3001-


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