'Shamrock'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Shamrock'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia psittacorum

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 o 7 distichous bracts, dark to dull green from base shading to pale pink along distal lip and on tip; basal bract with green tip; rachis green or green-yellow; sepals orange with green-black distal band and white tip; ovary dark green on distal half and green-white proximally; pedicel pale green. Vegetation musoid. Height 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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

 

  

 

 

 

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