'Kauai Sunset'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Kauai Sunset'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia orthotricha

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 7 distichous bracts, dark red with a green lip subtended by a wide, dark charcoal line, green tip, pubescent; rachis light yellow; sepals green with a whitish-yellow tip. Vegetation musoid, with pubescent leaves and petioles. Height 1.2 m (3.9 feet).

Publication:  Yamakawa, R.M., T.T. Sekioka, F.R. Matsuno, R.E. Paull, C.A. Bobisud and S.A. Ferreira. 1999. Three new cultivars of Heliconia orthotricha: ‘Kauai Morning Sun’, ‘Kauai Christmas’, and ‘Kauai Sunset’. Cooperative Extension Service/CTAHR, Honolulu, Hawaii.





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