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Datasheet for Cheilocostus globosus 'Peach Cobbler'

Plant Datasheet for Cheilocostus globosus 'Peach Cobbler'

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Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13233 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13234 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13235 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13236 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13237 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13238 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13239 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13240 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13241 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13299 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13300 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13301 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13302 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13303 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13304 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13305 Accession# R2562
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus 'Peach Cobbler'


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Cheilocostus globosus 'Peach Cobbler'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Asian
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BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is a cultivar name I have given to this plant to distinguish it from the other form of C. globosus in my collections. Additional information on the species Cheilocostus globosus can be found at PID3432. Cultivar Description: C. globosus form with unusual leaves and yellow flowers with red markings in the throat of the labellum. New leaves are peach colored turning green with maturity and having a distinctive rugose (wrinkled) texture. Leaves are glabrous on both surfaces. Normally flowers basally but this cultivar sometimes makes a terminal inflorescence. Bracts, bracteoles and calyx are densely hairy and green with only a blush of red near the margins. Flowers are globular in shape, labellum is yellow with distinctive red markings in the throat.

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GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
Cheilocostus globosus 'Peach Cobbler' flower Cheilocostus globosus is one of the half dozen or so Costus species that comes from Asia - recently renamed (along with Costus speciosus and Costus lacerus) into a new genus - Cheilocostus. This group of Cheilocostus has not been extensively studied and classified by taxonomists and are currently classified into a "Cheilocostus globosus complex". I believe the one I am listing here was previously called Costus tonkinensis. All the ones in this group are basal bloomers, but I think this is one of the showiest of them all, with its bright yellow-orange corolla and yellow labellum with the deep red center.

One other really cool thing about this plant is the foliage. The new forming leaves are a peachy pink color and are ornamental in their own right. I am calling this globosus form 'Peach Cobbler' to distinguish it from the others. As the leaves mature they turn a medium green color and have a ruffled texture,large and tropical looking, hanging down from the spiraling stems.I have tested this outdoors over winter in the past and it has come back okay, but I would still consider it marginally hardy in areas north of USDA zone 9B. It is a medium height ginger, growing to about 4-5 feet tall, so it is possible to grow it in a pot and it has bloomed well for me in a pot.

I grow it in part sun (about 2-3 hours direct sun) and doubt that it would withstand much more than that. I don't really know how it would do in shadier conditions, but seems to be of the type that could grow and bloom in light shade.


Costus globosus new foliage Cheilocostus 'Peach Cobbler' in a pot Costus globosus plant in landscape

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