Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7445
Costus juruanaus 'Dwarf Star'
OLD NAME: Costus productus 'Dwarf Star'
NEW NAME: Costus juruanaus 'Dwarf Star'
NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus juruanus
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STATUS : registered cultivar
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This plant has been sold under the name ' Barbatus Dwarf' by Aloha Tropicals is NOT Costus barbatus or anything like it, it is a form of Costus productus. I have found that most of the names of Costus at Aloha Tropicals are either misspelled or completely wrong in the identification. Regardless it is a beautiful plant form and deserves a cultivar name. Since using the word "barbatus" in a cultivar name is non-compliant with ISHS rules, I posted on a Facebook groups Planet Heliconia-Ginger a name-that-cultivar contest and the winner was 'Dwarf Star'.
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