A very hardy variety from Southern Mexico, it can withstand temperatures to almost freezing. Its exotic gyro pattern bracts are red on over half and orange to yellow on the lower half. its ovary are greenish yellow. Older foliage has a thin maroon margin. One of the hardiest and easiest to grow. Height 5' to 16'. Full sun to 50% shade.

HC-18 Heliconia Lathispatha (Red/Yellow Gyro)