'Bright Red'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Bright Red'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia pendula

Description:  Pendent inflorescence; 4 to 9 distichous to spiral bracts, bright red; rachis red; sepals white; ovary and pedicel pale yellow. Vegetation musoid, maroon on young stems, no white waxy coating. Height 1.5 to 2.7 m (5 to 9 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1988)

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

 

Heliconia pendula 'Bright Red'
Heliconia pendula 'Bright Red'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)

 

  

 

 

 

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