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Gingers: Costus speciosus

Botanical name: Costus speciosus

Common name: Ginger

also known as (Malay Ginger, Crepe Ginger)

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Sprite
created by:
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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, neutral, clay
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 7a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
perennial
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description for "Gingers: Costus speciosus"

Crepe Ginger is a large tropical plant with deep green leaves. Usually reaches 6 feet but can grow as tall as 10 feet high. Unusual blooms form on a 4 inch red bract with white crepe paper looking flowers from each cone. Red bracts remain after the flowers die. Hardy in zones 7 - 12.

History:

Native to the Malay Peninsula of Southeast Asia.

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