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Heliconia sold as rhizome root sections
Heliconia are grown for their beautiful, brilliant colorful flowering bracts. Breathtaking and unusual flowerheads (bracts) rise from clumps of banana like leaves, sometimes very large or slender. Their height may on some species vary from as small as 2' to 25' depending on variety.
Heliconia are actually highly modified leaves and bracts, their colorful bracts may be erect, pendulous or spiraling with bracts in the shapes of bird's beaks, lobster claws or fan shaped and colors of reds, pinks, golds, oranges and splashes of a mixture of colors. Some Heliconia are an excellent choice for container plants that can be grown indoors for the winter and moved outdoors for the spring and summer.
Rhizomes should be planted in a well draining soil with the very tip protruding out of the soil. Water thoroughly and let dry out somewhat between watering. If kept too wet, there is a good chance they may rot. Average temperatures should be least 60° F, some varieties are much more hardier and can take cooler temperatures. They require bright light and are heavy feeders of any well balanced fertilizer.
Known as Red Christmas or Red Holiday, its blooming period is that time of the year, with red/pinkish bracts and white with green tint sepals. A smaller heliconia 2' to 4' 20 to 80% shade. Makes an excellent container plant.
This heliconia named in honor of Hawaii's Great King Kamehameha. Its gorgeous bracts are red along the cheek and yellow at the base keel and lip. Its tips are mostly green. Height 5' to 11'. Full sun to 30% shade.
Large lobster claw shaped bract typically red over most of the bract with a partial narrow pale yellow on the upper cheek and lip and green on the distal top and keel. Height 5' to 20'. Full sun to 40% shade.
One of the largest bracts to find on heliconia. Its huge bracts are bright red/yellow/green on the distal lip. Its foliage has banana like leaves with a white waxy coating on the stems and lower leaf surfaces. One of our favorites! 7' to 20'. Full sun to 60% shade. Blooming February to November.
The best and largest Heliconia there is! Bracts are dark burgundy and reddish at the base, greenish on the distal lip and tip. Large banana like leaves 6' and longer. Height 12' to 16'. Full sun to 50% shade.
Short bushy plant with heavily pleated leaves, rich green with slender red stripe down the center. Bracts are like miniature lobster claws, bright rose red with narrow green edges. An excellent variety for container growth. Very hardy 2' to 3'. Highly recommended!