'Alicia'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Alicia'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia hirsuta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 3 to 6 distichous bracts, orange, lower bracts with green tips and some bracts slightly red on distal half; rachis green to dark green; sepals orange with distal dark green band and white tip; ovary dark green distally, light green proximally; pedicel light green. Vegetation zingiberoid. Height 0.9 to 2.4 m (3 to 8 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

Publication:  Berry, F. and W.J. Kress. 1991. Heliconia: An identification guide. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

 

   Heliconia hirsuta 'Alicia'
Heliconia hirsuta 'Alicia'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)

 

 

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