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
FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS : registered cultivar
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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'
REFERENCE: Stokes Tropicals catalog.
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.