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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus longibracteolatus
 Costus sp.
Family: Costaceae / Zingiberaceae
Spiral Ginger
large shrub 5-10 ftsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterwhite/off-white flowersred/crimson/vinous flowersyellow/orange flowerspink flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Costus are easilly distinguished from other commonly cultivated gingers because the leaves spiral around the main stem like a circular stairway. In fact they are called Spiral Gingers. The Costus species are rich and varied in form, flower and growing conditions. There are short mounding forms, spreading forms and upright forms.

Species and varieties:

Costus afer

Costus amazonica variegata

Costus curvibracteatus

Costus lasius

Costus longibracteolatus

Costus lucanusianus

Costus malortieanus

Costus nudicaulis

Costus productus

Costus speciosus

Costus spicatus

Costus tappenbeckianus

Costus vargasii

Costus varzearum

Costus woodsonii


 
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus longibracteolatus

Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus nudicaulis
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus amazonica variegata
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus vargasii
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus varzearum
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus vargasii
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus lasius yellow
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus lasius yellow
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger
Costus curvibracteatus (?)


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