'Las Cruces'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Las Cruces'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia stricta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 4 to 6 distichous bracts, red with narrow green and yellow lines along lip and green keel on basal bracts; rachis red; sepals green distally with white tip and white below; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid, upper and lower midrib with red to maroon stripes, margins slightly undulate.
Height 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1988)

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


Heliconia stricta 'Las Cruces'
Heliconia stricta 'Las Cruces'





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