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Costus asae 'Red Rose' /Rose Red Spiral Ginger

Costus asae 'Red Rose'   / Costus asae 'Red Rose'
Dramatic floral display
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Dramatic floral display

Close-up of red rose spiral ginger

Spiral foliage

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Scientific Name: Costus asae 'Red Rose'
Common Name: Rose Red Spiral Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This native of Costa Rica has a beautiful red flower and the fuzzy leaves are interesting to the touch. Rather tender tropical, but roots can be saved during mild winter if plants are mulched heavily. Produces an exotic bloom that is good as a cutflower.