Costus barbatus

COMMON NAME

Spiral Ginger or Red Tower Ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Costaceae

NOTES

The foliage of Costus barbatus is dark green and fuzzy underneath. The long red inflorescences are complemented with bright yellow tubular flowers. Clumps spread easily and produce plants that normally get to six feet tall.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Costa Rica

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in moist well lit thickets

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

gingersrus.com



Costus barbatus