Costus 'Alans Red'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Alans Red'
PARENTAGE: Costus
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
TYPE: unknown species/variety
REFERENCE: www.plantgrouphawaii.com
PUBLISHED: September 2017 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 23 (3)
REGISTRANT: Colton Collins
NOTES:
ORIGIN: Collected, named, and introduced by Mark Collins.

DESCRIPTION: Stems are villos. Ligules margins are maroon and lobed. Leafs are narrowly elliptic and pubescent. Leafs are dark green on the upper surface and light green on the underside. Ligules are red. Inflorescence is subcylindrical and comprised of thick red pubescent bracts that have a rigid geometric appearance. Flowers are yellow. Blooms are basal and terminal.