Well known and popular landscaping costus for a part shade position. Costus productus also produces edible flowers and is great mass planted.
|Growing Conditions||Well drained rich soil part shade|
|Flowering Season||Year round.|
|Max Size||60 cm|
Costas productus in the IllawarraBy: Grant Stuart on 30 June 2016Grows 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.