Costus productus (Productus)

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Widely cultivated tough shade loving costus.

Well known and popular landscaping costus for a part shade position. Costus productus also produces edible flowers and is great mass planted.

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Growing Conditions Well drained rich soil part shade
Flowering Season Year round.
Max Size 60 cm
Origin -
Temperature -
SKU 103

Costas productus in the Illawarra

By: on 30 June 2016
Grows OK in dappled light under large trees provided that water is kept up to it - minimum temp on east facing slopes in northern Illawarra is ~7 degrees. Slow to acclimatise in first winter but seems established after 2nd year. Attractive red-orange flower, plant height 60-70cm. Use osmocote in warmer months to push it along. Good tropical looking ground cover.
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