CULTIVAR NAME: 'Grey Ghost'
PARENTAGE: Costus erythrophyllus
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Original collection believed from Colombia. See Lyon #99.0136 and USBG #94-680. Named and introduced by Dave Skinner.
DESCRIPTION: Leaves are plicate, distinctively light grey on upper sides with dark puple undersides. Long, deeply lobed ligules. Taller than common form of C. erythrophyllus, frequently flowers both basally and terminal. Bract appendages are green with purplish streaks.