'Blue Moon'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Blue Moon'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia griggsiana

Description:  Pendent inflorescence, 5 to 30 spiral bracts, green over cheek and keel, yellow at base and along lip, basal bract mostly green, rachis cream with yellow tint, ovary and pedicel yellow-cream.  Vegetation musoid, with white waxy coating on new shoots, petiole and lower leaf surface, pale maroon stripe on lower midrib.  Height 6 to 28 feet.

Nominant:  D. Carli (1989)

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


Heliconia griggsiana 'Blue Moon'






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