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Red Button Ginger

Costus woodsonii

SKU
30907
A very easy to grow ornamental ginger with exotic, vibrant red-orange, waxy blooms that top glossy green foliage gently spiraled along thick, upright stems. A great addition to tropical landscapes and outdoor living spaces, with the lush evergreen foliage and eye-catching flowers in shady tropical borders, massed in raised planters, or in containers.
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Botanical PronunciationKOS-tus wood-SON-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms sporadically throughout the year.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsMondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Bush Lily (Clivia); Hosta (Hosta); Brunfelsia (Brunfelsia); Arelia (Fatsia)

Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during growing season to maintain evenly moist soil; reduce frequency in cooler winter months. Mist occasionally in hot, dry weather. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Protect from freezing temperatures or overwinter indoors.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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