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Costus woodsonii, Red Button Ginger, Scarlet spiral flag, French Kiss, Dwarf Cone Ginger

Costus woodsonii

Red Button Ginger, Scarlet spiral flag, French Kiss, Dwarf Cone Ginger
Family: Costaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Watering is average. A little moist during the warm weather and a little drier during the cold weather. Avoid if possible getting the foliage wet when watering.

Fertilization is also average with more during the warm weather and very little during the winter.

Temperatures has a lot to do with flowering. The plant can withstand a light frost for short periods of time but will stop blooming and won't look very good.

The yellow flowers that emerge from the red cones are edible.


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