Costus speciosus /Crepe Ginger

Costus speciosus  / Costus speciosus
Single flower emerged from an exotic floral envelope
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Single flower emerged from an exotic floral envelope

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Scientific Name: Costus speciosus
Common Name: Crepe Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Only grow to 5-6 feet where it freezes to the ground yearly. Flowers in the summer and early fall in areas where not hardy. Very striking inflorescence cone from which white flowers emerge over a rather extended period.