Costus woodsonii commonly known as Red Button Ginger is a beautiful plant which has gently spiraled stems. The leaves are broadly elliptic, deep green, the bracts of the inflorescence are waxy red, and the flowers range from yellow to orange. This magnificent type of Ginger is very easy to grow and flower most of the year. The clumps will grow to about 4 feet on average. Filtered light is ideal, although I have seen beautiful plants growing in full sun and even in total shade.
Costus is an excellent choice for landscape, and a very beautiful potted plant for gardeners everywhere.