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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7533

Costus 'Rattler'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Rattler'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Rattler'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Hybrid cultivated by Dave Skinner


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This is one of my hybrids from 2007, crossing Costus villosissimus with Costus pictus in the hieroglphics form. 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 Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.


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