Heliconia, heliconias, Heliconias, heliconia

Heliconia

(Heliconia sold as rhizome root sections)
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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.

HC-01
Heliconia Angusta (Yellow Christmas)

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(Full Size)

Beautiful fan shaped open yellow bract with white sepals and yellow to pale green ovary. $14.95
HC-02
Heliconia Angusta (Red Holiday)

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(Full Size)

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. $12.95
HC-03
Heliconia Bourgaeana
(Peterson)

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(Full Size)

Bracts are red, pink or crimson with black distal lip. Its stalk and main shoot is a deep purple. Grows 4' to 18'. Full sun to 50% shade. Very bold. Rare! $38.95
HC-04
Heliconia Bihai
(Yellow Dancer)

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(Full Size)

Especially large showy lobster claw shaped golden yellow bracts and green keel. This a very vigorous species can grow 5' to 14'. $27.95
HC-05
Heliconia Bihai
(Kuma Negro)

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(Full Size)

Very slightly spiraled, the beautiful Heliconia's bracts are dark red over most of the cheek, green on the lip and yellow at the base. Height 12' to 20'. Full to 40% shade. $43.95
HC-06
Heliconia Bihai
(Kamehameha)

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(Full Size)

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. $32.95
HC-07
Heliconia Bihai
(Nappi Yellow)

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Very spiraled, bright red at the base and cheek, bright yellow over the distal bract, green along the tip and lip. Height 12' to 15'. Full sun to 80% shade. Very beautiful! $22.95
HC-08
Heliconia Bihai
(Arawak)

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(Full Size)

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. $32.95
HC-09
Heliconia Caribaea x Bihai
(Jacquinii)
"Lobster Claw"

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Bracts are red on the cheek and golden yellow along the keel, lip and tip. Height 6' to 14'. Full sun to 40% shade. $24.95
HC-10
Heliconia Caribaea x Bihai
(Kawauchi)

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Lobster claw upright bracts red with a narrow golden yellow lip and tip, distally green over most of the keel with a waxy coating. height 12' to 14'. Full to 40% shade. $35.95
HC-11
Heliconia Caribaea Purpurea)

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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. $27.95
HC-12
Heliconia Caribaea (Black Magic)

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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. $28.95
HC-13
Heliconia Caribaea (Flame)

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A very impressive Heliconia its bracts are red with an orange infusion on the mid cheek and a thin yellow/green lip and green keel. Height 8' to 15'. Full sun to 30% shade. $32.95
HC-14
Heliconia Caribaea (Grand Etang)

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(Full Size)

A tall inflorescence with its bracts red to maroon and small green tips. 9' to 15'. Full sun to 40% shade. Very impressive! $34.95
HC-15
Heliconia Caribaea (Cream)

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(Full Size)

Tall and waxy large Heliconia 12' to 16'. Gold covers most of the bract and shading to cream yellow on the lower cheek as bract increases with age. Full sun to 40% shade. Gorgeous! $28.95
HC-16
Heliconia Humilis (Dwarf Jamaican)

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(Full Size)

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! $13.95
HC-17
Heliconia Champneiana
(Splash)

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One of our favorites! Very large plump yellow and gold suffused bracts with spots and blotches of scarlet on its cheeks. Tips on the upper bract are green. Height 6' to 13'. Full sun to 40% shade. $32.95
HC-18
Heliconia Lathispatha
(Red/Yellow Gyro)

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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. $13.95

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