( Picture courtesy of Richard Wade - Kalakeo, Hawaii )

                Heliconia bihai cv. Chocolate Dancer - Heliconiaceae

                This Heliconia bihai variety is conspicuous  because of its dark, chocolate colored bracts.

                Inflorescence 5 to 8 bracts, chocolate with yellow area along lip, topped by a thin green line.

                Growing 6 to 11 feet high ( 1.80m to 3.30m ) in full sun to 40% of shade.

 

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