'Fire Bird'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Fire Bird'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia stricta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 6 to 7 distichous bracts, red with green on keel and lip with narrow maroon stripe between green and red; rachis dark red or maroon between lower bracts and red
between upper bracts; sepals green distally with small white tip, white proximally; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid; maroon on upper midrib and along sides of lower midrib. Height 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet).

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


Heliconia stricta 'Fire Bird'





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