Costus productus 'Dazzler'

PARENTAGE: Costus productus
STATUS: Name accepted, established.
TYPE:  Natural phenotype
PUBLISHED: December 2019, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 4
REGISTRANT: Dave Skinner
ORIGIN: This cultivar was grown from a plant found in southern Peru along the Tambopata River.

DESCRIPTION: This form of Costus productus grows to about half a meter tall. It has large silvery grey leaves that glisten in the sunlight. The large red inflorescences with yellow flowers contrast well against the leaves and it makes a nice compact, but showy plant for the garden.