- Flower nameCostus comosus Bakeri
- Scientific nameCostus comosus rosc. var bakeri
- AliasCostus comosus rosc. var bakeri, コスタス
- Place of originCentral America
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June, July, August
- Language of flowersGlamorous
What is Costus comosus Bakeri
Costus comosus Bakeri (scientific name: Costus comosus Rosc. var Bakeri) is a large perennial herb native to Central America, belonging to the genus Costus in the family Costaceae. Fifteen to thirty red bracts make up the inflorescence, and each bract produces one or two yellow flowers. Because the red bracts look like flowers, they appear to bloom for a long period of time from spring to summer, but the yellow flowers are actually one-day flowers. The flowers can be eaten.
Common name: Costus comosus Bakeri, Scientific name: Costus comosus Rosc. var Bakeri, Origin: Central America; Plant Height: 100-180 cm; Leaf Color: Green; Leaf Shape: oblong; Leaf Margin: entire; Inflorescence: spiral; Inflorescence Form: cephalic/monopetalous; Flower Color (actually bract color): red, True flower color: yellow; bract diameter: 4-5 cm; flower diameter: 1 cm; flower shape: tubular; flowering season: January-October (peak March-August).