Costus 'Hot Lips'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Hot Lips'
PARENTAGE: Costus
STATUS: Established
TYPE: selection
REFERENCE: www.gingersrus.com/DataSheet.php?PID=4121
PUBLISHED: December 2013 in Heliconia Society Bulletin 19 (4)
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
NOTES:
ORIGIN: Circulated on the internet, sold on eBay, origin unknown. Name origin also unknown.

DESCRIPTION: Similar to C. woodsonii but the bract tips curl outwards giving the effect of having appendaged bracts. All vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule is truncate, 8-10 mm long. Bracts are red maturing to deep maroon in color. Flowers are red-orange. Bracteole and calyx are red in contrast to the whitish bracteole and calyx of C. woodsonii. Flower has more open labellum than C. woodsonii.