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Costus spicatus

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 40388

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Costus spicatus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: RED bracts, YELLOW-PINK fl.
Fruit: capsule
Foliage: narr. obov. 30x10cm.
Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
Costus spicatus seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Costus spicatus:
Alpinia spicata, Costus cylindricus, 

Common names for Costus spicatus:

Gengibre Cimarron,  Indianhead Ginger,  Red Button,  Spiked Spiral-Flag, 


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6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
68:   West Indian Native and Introduced Plants
326:  Costaceae
693:  Zingiberaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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