'Sexy Scarlet'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Sexy Scarlet'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia chartacea

Description:  Pendent inflorescence; 4 to 13 spiral bracts, scarlet along base and most of cheek, pale to dark green along lip and on tip, basal bract mostly green; rachis scarlet; sepals dark green distally to light green proximally, often clear at base; ovary and pedicel cream. Vegetation musoid; white waxy coating on stems, leaves, and often on bracts; most older leaf blades lacerating into narrow lateral segments. Height 1.5 to 4.2 m (5 to 14 feet).

Nominant:  C. Lindley (1987)

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

 

  

 

 

 

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