• Costus speciosus
    Cheilocostus speciosus
    Crepe Ginger

    A beautiful flower show emerges from dark red bracts that often grow in a spiral form among forest green leaves. Trumpet shaped flowers grow to about 4 inches and bloom white with the look and feel of crepe paper. For a bold tropical look that is easy to grow, this plant can’t be beat. Grow as a tropical or tender perennial in cooler regions where it will remain root hardy. Needs 3+ hours of sun.
    No shipments to Guam
    Plant hardy outdoors in zones 7+
    Root hardy in regions where temperatures may reach a low of 0°F
    Fun Facts:
    1. Native to the Malaysian peninsula as well as Hawaii
    2. The Kama Sutra describe the use of an ointment that is made from this plant

    Costus speciosus Crepe Ginger 10 seeds


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