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Datasheet for Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

Plant Datasheet for Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

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Photo# 16884 Accession# R3153
Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion' - Click to see full sized image
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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion' - Click to see full sized image
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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion' - Click to see full sized image
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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion' - Click to see full sized image
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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
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BOTANICAL NOTES:
Unknown origin, received from Carla Black in Panama. Named and introduced by Dave Skinner. 'Purple Passion' is similar to 'Pink Lips' except that the undersides of the leaves and the ligules are a deep purple color. The plant grows to about 1 meter high with a strong spiral shape, vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule deep purple, truncate, 5 mm long. The main page with information about the species Costus pulverulentus can be found at PID 3353.

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

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3153

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
I found this plant growing in Panama in Carla Black's garden, but I do not know the original collection location. The flowers clearly are C. pulverulentus flowers, but it must be a hybrid with some other species, perhaps Costus laevis. The deep purple undersides to the leaves and the purple bands on the ligules are beautiful, and I do have a passion for beautiful foliage in my Costus. It flowers easily and grows to less than 4 feet tall, making it an easy one for the greenhouse.



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