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Costus 'Rattler' - cultivar registry photo at www.heliconia.org
PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'Rattler'
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This is one of my hybrids from 2007, crossing Costus villosissimus with Costus pictus. This is a hybrid of C. villosissimus with the heiroglyphica form of C. pictus. It is named for its green and orange colors of the Florida A & M University "Rattlers". The plant grows to about 2 meters tall with dense hairs on stems and both surfaces of the leaves. The ligule is truncate and about 5 mm long. The bracts are green and non-appendaged, the flowers are bright orange and tubular.
Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_Rattler.jpg