Heliconia longa - Heliconiaceae

                Heliconia longa is a 12' to 25' ( 3.60m to 7.50m ) high growing species from South America 

                which produces a very long inflorescence which can carry up to 60 bracts. These are red, 

                sometimes slightly orange red and carry yellow or golden-yellow flowers. Rachis red or red and


                Leaves are covered with a white waxy coating on lower surface.

                An elegant and still rather rare Heliconia which will grow in full sun to 50% of shade.

                Very limited supply due to very slow rhizome propagation.

                Heliconia list