Costus vinosus - Gingers R Us
Catalog
About page
Register
Shipping and delivery page
Price list

Search:     
2nd level search

Catalog
Alpinia
Costaceae
    Dave's Picks
    Hardy Costaceae
    * NEW
    Tender Costaceae
Curcuma
Globba
Hedychium
Kaempferia
Other
Zingiber


Catalog : Costaceae : NEW :

Costus vinosus

Type: Plant

In stock: yes
(2 vote(s))

Our price: US $24.95 add to cart
Rate this item
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Useless



Costus vinosus is only known from the original collection location along the Rio Guanche on the Caribbean side of Panama. I went there searching for it in 2012 with no success. The area is now cleared for cow pastures and the plant may very well be extinct in nature. Fortunately it was brought into cultivation in the 1970's

This is not an easy plant to grow! I have had this for several years and this is the first time I have been able to propagate enough for sale, albeit in very limited quantities. The flower photos are from Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota as I have not brought this plant to flower myself. The foliage and the distinctive cupped ligules make it a very special plant for any collection. It grows to less than 3 feet tall making it easy to fit in a greenhouse.


  My shopping cart


VIEW CART










 




 
[ Catalog | My shopping cart | About page | Shipping and delivery page | Price list | Register ]
PHP shopping cart software Shop-Script
All images and descriptions are Copyright © 2002-06 Dave Skinner
GingersRus is a trademark of Le Jardin Ombragé
Florida Nursery Registration Number 47231753