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Costus woodsonii 'Dwarf Lipstick'
Costus woodsonii 'Dwarf Lipstick'
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Ships in 3 inch nursery pot 6-8 inches in height.


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Ships in 3 inch nursery pot 6-8 inches in height.

Costus woodsonii 'Dwarf Lipstick'-This is a very attractive smaller Costus which will grow 2'-3'. The bright red heads create a very nice contrast to deep green, shiny foliage on spiral stems. Flowers which emerge from the red cone are yellow to orange. Partial shade to full sun. Zone 9 and higher.

COSTUS--Called "spiral" ginger. Have true stems and spirally-arranged foliage. Many are grown for cut flowers and flowers attract hummingbirds. Medium to full sun. Flower petals open from a cone on the terminal end of stems.Gingers are the queen flowers of the plant world. They are the source of wonderous fragrances and possess exquisitely delicate foliage and flowers. The fragrance of some butterfly gingers will take your breath away.Gingers enjoy a special position in the botanical kingdom with their elegance in form and texture, sparkling color and amazing symmetry. The word ginger conjures up images of an exotic oriental food flavoring. However edible ginger is only one of approximately 1,300 species of the very diverse Zingiberaceae family. Gingers are classed as a herbaceous perennial and have enjoyed popularity as an ornamental plant in Asia and the Far East for centuries. Only recently have they become known as outstanding ornamentals in the U.S.Gingers as a group add outstanding exotic foliage and exotic flowers to the landscape. Gingers are wonderful plants for southern climates and protected northern climates. In both areas gingers are finding favor as interior landscape plants and most do very well in containers. Gingers are heavy feeders and drinkers during the growing season. Most do best in partial shade; however some thrive in full sun, others in full shade. So gingers provide plants for all light conditions. Many species enter dormancy in response to shorter days, cool temperatures, or dry conditions. Rhizomes (the underground stem) survive in a dormant condition beneath the soil surface during cold or dry conditions. Stokes Tropicals' Ginger Blend (8-4-6) is an excellent fertilizer source for these wonderful plants.

 

Name Costus woodsonii 'Dwarf Lipstick'
Common Names Red Button Ginger, Dwarf French Kiss
Grow Zone 9
Light Conditions Full Shade,Partial Sun/Shade
PH Level 6.7-6.5
Minimum Height 2 feet
Maximum Height 3 feet
Growth Habit Moderate
Bloom Period Year Round
Bloom Color Red
Fragrant No
Best Grown In Containers, Patios
Scientific Name Costus woodsonii
Family Costaceae
Genus Costus
Species woodsonii
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Grow Zone 9
Grow Zones
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