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.

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