Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7621
Costus 'Lone Survivor'
OLD NAME: Costus 'Lone Survivor'
NEW NAME: Costus 'Lone Survivor'
NAME CHANGE NOTES: Hybrid cultivated by Dave Skinner
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STATUS : registered cultivar
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In 2014 I cross pollinated several different accessions in my garden and most of the resulting seeds either did not germinate at all or did not produce an interesting hybrid. This was the only one that year that I kept and named, so I thought an appropriate name for the cultivar might be ' Lone Survivor'. The cultivar is now registered, published September 2019, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 3
CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION: Plant grows to 3 meters tall but can flower at 1 1/2 meters tall. Stems are glabrous except for short hairs around the margin of the ligule. Leaves are pubescent on both sides. Inflorescence is terminal on a leafy stem. Inflorescence forms a cone with dark red non-appendaged bracts and contrasting green nectar callus. Flowers are large creamy yellow semi-tubular flowers with faint pink stripes on the partially open labellum.