Costus woodsonii/Red Button Ginger

Costus woodsonii / Costus woodsonii
Floral bud with emerging flower
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Floral bud with emerging flower

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Scientific Name: Costus woodsonii
Common Name: Red Button Ginger
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Can be grown in zones 8 and 9, but does not flower when temperatures drop below 50 degrees F. The exotic flower emerging from the red cone is edible. Mulch roots heavily during the winter to protect plants from freezes.