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Family: Costaceae
Genus: Costus (KOS-tus) (Info)
Species: subsessilis (sub-SES-sil-iss) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gainesville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 5, 2010, kaysblooms from Spring, TX wrote:

The plant froze back severly in one of Houston's coldest winters even though it was covered. It came back in May and bloomed profusely this summer. It was a new plant to me in 2009.

Positive

On Jun 13, 2010, bsgardens from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I love this plant has beautiful bright yellow flowers and fuzzy leaves. Great low growing plant.

Positive

On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

A beautiful unusual low growing ginger for flowerbeds