Costus woodsonii 'Dwf French kiss'

COMMON NAME

Red Button Ginger, Dwarf French Kiss Ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Costaceae

NOTES

A dwarf, compact growth habit. The foliage is shiny and oval shaped. The orange-red flowers attract butterflies and birds. Ants are attracted to the extrafloral nectaries which occur between the bracts and supply nectar. The ants do not pollinate the tubular flowers, but they may help to protect the developing fruits from damage by fly larvae.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Costa Rica and Panama

NATIVE HABITAT

Terrestrial in Rainforest

WEB SOURCES

thespruce.com

wildlifeofhawaii.com

nparks.gov.sg



Costus woodsonii 'Dwf French kiss'