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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7840

Costus 'Red Lollipop'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Red Lollipop'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Red Lollipop'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus scaber


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This cultivar name is registered but the description does not differentiate it from any other cultivar of the species Costus erythrothyrsus.

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Red Lollipop'
PARENTAGE: Costus erythrothrysus
STATUS: Established
TYPE: selection

REFERENCE: Stokes Tropicals catalog.
PUBLISHED: 1999 in Stokes Tropicals Catalog
PHOTO: no photo available
NOTES: Need origin and description. Also photos
ORIGIN: Per Glenn Stokes, obtained from Mark Collins

DESCRIPTION: Described in Stokes Catalog as follows: A fantastic new Costus that is compact (24"-30") that has numberous shiny-red 3" spikes on separate 1' basal stems. Sometimes cones are produced terminally on spiral stems. Plant blooms profusely at any time of year. Spikes retain color long after small orange flowers are gone.


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