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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Costus barbatus 'Red' (Costaceae) at Floria 2010 - Wordless Wednesday


Costus barbatus 'Red' (Costaceae) at Floria 2010 - Wordless Wednesday”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on 3rd November, 2010.

22 comments:

  1. belle, it is always so much fun to see your tropicals which are strictly for the greenhouse here. beautiful!

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  2. Another beautiful exotic bloom from your world AB ... Lovely!

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  3. Hi Autumn. I love coming to your blog and seeing all of the pretty tropical plants. You have so many beauties.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Lona

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  4. Very pretty red ginger! At first I thought it was a bromeliad.

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  5. Happy November Autumn Belle! When i climbed Mt Gulugod Baboy last summer i got from the wild some rhizomes of Curcuma elata, now it is growing already. It produces the inflorescens before the leaves. I thought earlier that it was C.petiolata, but someone (who did not leave address) corrected it to C.elata. What about this, which grow first?

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  6. I am sorry Autumn Belle, i thought it is Curcuma and not Costus. Please forget my comment above. Our Costus has spiral leaves with white thin flowers. This looks like Curcuma to me.

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  7. Such a beautiful and fiery costus!

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  8. Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by. The plant profile is as follows:

    This costus is also known as spiral ginger or red tower ginger. It can grow to 5 or 6ft tall. Can grow in sun or shade. The influorescences are bright glossy red and the true flowers are yellow. Flowers are edible and have a sour lemon taste. Grow in clumps and blooms the whole year round.

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  9. Oh yeah, I do agree that it looks like a cross between a bromliad and cucurma but the stems are spiral.

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  10. This is nicer than my costus. Same colours, red and yellow but different variety.

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  11. What a lovely spiral ginger.
    I wonder whether they are of the edible type?

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  12. I remember you wanted to get the contact detail of the nursery that sold the drawf Kenaga plant.
    I managed to get it last weekend:
    Contact detail:
    Maniam - 03-61895212
    He still have few plants in a black bag. I have mentioned to him that a friend of mine is looking for this plant - so, it might help when you call to inquire about it.

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  13. The gingers are such striking plants. Nice photo.

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  14. Lovely photo!

    http://www.newjerseymemories.com

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  15. always amazes me how crazy nature can be - especially in tropical parts!

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  16. It is a beautiful colour. Tropical flowers are always so exotic in appearance compared to ours. Nice to see something different.

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