'Vermillion Lake'

 

 

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Cultivar epithet:  'Vermillion Lake'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia bihai x caribaea

Description:  Erect inflorescence, 5 to 7 distichous bracts, red over most of bract with orange infusion on upper cheek, yellow lip and tip, light green on keel of basal bract.  Rachis red above and yellowish below, sepals green distally and white below, ovary and pedicel white.  Vegetation musoid.  Height 9 to 16 feet.

Nominant:  J. Criswick (1987?)

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

 

 
Heliconia bihai x caribaea 'Vermillion Lake'

 

  

 

 

 

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