Zones: 10 to 11
Size: To 5' tall
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade, Winter In
From Bot. Repos.
Heliconia with very smooth, lance-shaped leaves; the inflorescence quite smooth; stem terminating in a zig-zag form ; sheaths containing many flowers and rolled back ; honey-cup lance-shaped, concave, and entire.
Outside the warmer zones, grown for their cut flowers which last a long time. Grows best above 70F and not less than 50F.
Published in Suppl. Pl. 158 in 1782.
Native to South America and the West Indies.
Introduced to Britain in 1797.