'Sassy'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Sassy'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia psittacorum

Description:  Erect inflorescence, 4 to 6 distichous bracts, pale green or cream proximally, red or pink distally, basal bract with narrow green keel and green tip, rachis pale white or green, , sepals orange with distal green-black band and white tip, ovary green distally and yellow-green proximally, pedicel yellow-green or pale green.  Vegetation musoid.  Height 1.5 to 9 feet.

Nominant:  L. Oliveira and R. Baker (1983?)

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

 

 
Heliconia psittacorum 'Sassy'

 

  

 

 

 

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