Costus hybrid 'Lone Survivor'
CULTIVAR NAME: 'Lone Survivor'
PARENTAGE: Costus 'Tropicais' X 'Mellow Yellow'
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
PUBLISHED: September 2019, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 3
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
ORIGIN: Manmade hybrid by Dave Skinner
DESCRIPTION: Plant grows to 3 meters tall but can flower at 1 1/2 meters tall. Stems are glabrous except for short hairs around the margin of the ligule. Leaves are pubescent on both sides. Inflorescence is terminal on a leafy stem. Inflorescence forms a cone with dark red non-appendaged bracts and contrasting green nectar callus. Flowers are large creamy yellow semi-tubular flowers with faint pink stripes on the partially open labellum.