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Datasheet for Costus 'Rattler'

Plant Datasheet for Costus 'Rattler'

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Photo# 15708 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler'


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Photo# 15709 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler'


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Photo# 15710 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler'


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Photo# 15711 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler'


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Photo# 15712 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler'


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Photo# 15713 Accession# R3164
Costus 'Rattler' - cultivar registry photo at www.heliconia.org


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'Rattler'
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CONTINENT: Neotropical
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BOTANICAL NOTES:
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

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
This is a hybrid of Costus villosissimus with the heiroglyphica form of Costus 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. If you like the bright orange colors of the flowers contrasted with the green bracts, it is a perfect fit for you garden. I have not tested it for winter hardiness but considering the hardiness of the parent plants I am guessing it has a decent chance to be outdoor hardy at least to USDA Zone 8B.





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