'Purple Throat'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Purple Throat'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia bihai

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 7 to 10 distichous to slightly spiral bracts, bright red shading to dark red distally, green on tip and distal keel, lip green with yellow tint beneath proximally. Rachis bright red; sepals light to dark green distally and white below; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid, petioles deep maroon. Height 4.9 to 5.5 m (16 to 18 feet).

Nominant:  D. Carli

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


Heliconia bihai 'Purple Throat'






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