CULTIVAR NAME: 'Rattler'
PARENTAGE: Costus villosissimus X pictus
STATUS: Name accepted, not established.
REGISTRANT: D. Skinner
ORIGIN: Dave Skinner hybrid.
DESCRIPTION: This is a hybrid of C. villosissimus with the heiroglyphica form of C. pictus. It is named for its green and orange colors of the Florida A & M University "Rattlers". The plant grows to about 2 meters tall with dense hairs on stems and both surfaces of the leaves. The ligule is truncate and about 5 mm long. The bracts are green and non-appendaged, the flowers are bright orange and tubular.