CULTIVAR NAME: 'Darth Vader'
TYPE: unnamed species/variety
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Unknown, distributed by Heliconia Paradise in Thailand as Costus speciosus, named and introduced by Dave Skinner.
DESCRIPTION: Dark red bracts with fibrous margins, C. scaber type flowers are dark orange, mature inflorescences turning dark brown on maturity and decayed on inflorescence that is continuing to flower. Vegetative parts are mostly glabrous, ligule typically has long fibers at margins and a purplish ring around the margin.