'Mexico Red'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Mexico Red'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia spissa

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 7 spiral bracts, red or pink, lower bracts greenish distally; rachis red or pink; sepals yellow with green tip; ovary green; pedicel yellow-green. Vegetation musoid, leaf blades lacerating into lateral segments. Height 1.2 to 2.4 m (4 to 8 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry and J. Kress (1991)

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


Heliconia spissa 'Mexico Red'
Heliconia spissa 'Mexico Red'
(Photo by W.J. Kress, Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution)





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