Dwarf French Kiss Red Buttons Ginger, Indian Head Ginger
Costus woodsonii 'Dwarf French Kiss'
Price: $ 12.99
Catalog ID# 11513
In Stock: 64
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
The showy and long-lasting deep red pine-cone like flower heads are produced throughout the growing season and may be produced throughout the year under warm tropical conditions. Dwarf French Kiss is a selection of the Red Buttons Ginger with a compact free flowering habit that lends it to use en mass in a partly shaded garden or landscape or as a low maintenance specimen plant for containers. Orange and yellow individual flowers emerge singly or a few at a time from between the showy red bracts that make up the flower heads. Medium green rounded foliage. The flowers of this compact ginger attract hummingbirds and make an easy long-lasting cut flower.
*Note: Most resources recommend shade or filtered sunlight during the hottest portions of the day for Costus woodsonii although it may take full sun where summers are cooler.
Grows To: 2-3' H
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10
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Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Filtered shade
Indoor Light: Provide cool sunlight (early or late) or high indirect light indoors
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile, average to well-drained soils.
Fertilizing: Once growth commences in spring until midsummer.
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions