Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

CULTIVAR NAME: 'Purple Passion'
PARENTAGE: Costus pulverulentus
STATUS: Name accepted, not established.
TYPE: selection
REFERENCE: www.gingersrus.com/DataSheet.php?PID=7519
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REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
NOTES:
ORIGIN: Unknown origin, received from Carla Black in Panama. Named and introduced by Dave Skinner.

DESCRIPTION: 'Purple Passion' is similar to 'Pink Lips' except that the undersides of the leaves and the ligules are a deep purple color. The plant grows to about 1 meter high with a strong spiral shape, vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule deep purple, truncate, 5 mm long.