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Datasheet for Costus 'Tico Sunrise'

Plant Datasheet for Costus 'Tico Sunrise'

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Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11791 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11792 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11793 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' ligule


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  corolla lobes - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11794 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' corolla lobes


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  corolla lobes - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11795 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' corolla lobes


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stamen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11796 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stamen


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stamen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11797 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stamen


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11798 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' labellum


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11799 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' labellum


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11800 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' labellum


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11801 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' ligule


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  leaf apex - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11802 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' leaf apex


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  acumen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11803 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' acumen


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  foliage - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11804 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' foliage


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stems - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11805 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stems


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11806 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11807 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11808 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11809 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  mature inflorescense - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11810 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' mature inflorescense


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11811 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracts


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11812 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracts


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11813 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracts


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11814 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracts


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11815 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracteole and calyx


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11816 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracteole and calyx


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11817 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracteole


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11818 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' bracteole


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11819 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' calyx


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11820 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' calyx


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11821 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11822 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12502 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise'


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  color contrast, labellum margin - this is why I named it - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12503 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' color contrast, labellum margin - this is why I named it


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stigma - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12504 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stigma


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stigma - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12505 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stigma


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stigma - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12506 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stigma


Costus 'Tico Sunrise'  stigma - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12507 Accession# R2827
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' stigma


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'Tico Sunrise'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Origin unknown, received incorrectly tagged as C. guanaiensis. Named and introduced by Dave Skinner. Plant grows up to 3 meters but can flower at 1 meter. Vegetative parts are mostly glabrous, truncate ligule about 7 mm long, Plant keys out closest to C. spicatus, with a longer bracteole and calyx than the similar looking C. scaber or C. spiralis with which it is often confused. Vegetative parts are covered with short stiff hairs, ligule is 7 mm long, leaves are large to 42 cm long by 14 cm wide, bracts are red toward the base changing to green toward the apex, bracteole 28 mm long, calyx 13 mm long, corolla is pale orange to yellow at base, labellum is yellow with red striped lateral lobes, 4.5 cm long, stamen is yellow tinged with orange, 4.8 cm long, apex is rounded to slightly deltate.

Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_TicoSunrise.jpg

ACCESSION NOTES:
R2827 received from Tom Wood incorrectly tagged as Costus guanaiensis. This collection has been vouchered at the UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium, UC2045828.

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
Costus 'Tico Sunrise' What a pleasant surprise this one was when it first bloomed for me. I received it labeled as a form of Costus guanaiensis, but it clearly is NOT! It does not have any of the characteristics of that species - no appendages to the bracts and certainly not the typical C. guanaiensis flower. I conferred with Costus expert, Dr. Chelsea Specht, and she agrees it is something entirely different, either a new species or perhaps a hybrid. It has some similarity to Costus spicatus but difficult to say. I just had to share some of these, so I thought I had better give it a name. When I look at this, I see a bright orange (the corolla) sun rising from a deep red sky (the bracts) and then shining yellow as it rises (the labellum). I know it is from the neo-tropics, and possibly from Costa Rica, so I gave it the name 'Tico Sunrise'.

The foliage is definately tropical with huge leaves, very thick stems and growing to a height of about 6-7 feet in my garden. It seems to bloom pretty easily compared to many Costus. I grow it in about 4-5 hours direct sun in very rich, moist, organic soil. It seems to be fairly hardy as it has come back strong for several years in my Tallahassee (officially zone 8B) garden and bloomed in the same season.


labellum another picture the foliage

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