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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7478

Costus 'Phoenix'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Phoenix'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Phoenix'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Hybrid cultivated by Tim Chapman


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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A Tim Chapman hybrid of the horticultural plant form of Costus comosus and very similar looking. Published September 2017, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 3. Description: This is a hybrid of the "costus barbatus" form of Costus comosus with Costus productus that has the overall appearance of the former. The most important difference is a much more profuse flowering habit both basal and terminal. Botanically the differences include 1. reddish apex to the flowers, 2. visible nectar callus on the bracts, 3. longer ligules, and 4. apurplish cast to the basal parts of young stems. It has been proven hardy to USDA zone 8.


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