Costus speciosus - Crepe Ginger - Zingiberaceae

                (picture courtesy of Michael Lemay, Arenal Botanical Gardens, Costa Rica)


                The 'Crepe Ginger' grows 6 feet to 9 ( 1.80 m to 2.70 m ) feet high in full sun to 40% of shade.

                White crepe-like flowers with yellow throat unfold from red terminal cone.

                Stems are spiral with dark green leaves.

                USDA minimum hardiness Zone 8.

                Musa and gingers list