Heliconia vellerigera - Heliconiaceae ( has also been named King Kong in the nursery trade) view close up picture
A unique Heliconia species from South America which can reach a height of 15' to 20' ( 4.5 m to 6 m )
Growing in full sun to half shade and displaying a long wooly inflorescence of 20 to 30 bracts.
Bracts and rachis are red, covered with cinnamon hairs. Sepals deep yellow.
Stems often maroon. Blooms throughout the year.