Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7519
Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'
OLD NAME: Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'
NEW NAME: Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'
NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form or hybrid of Costus pulverulentus
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STATUS : registered cultivar
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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 Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.