'Red Twist'



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Cultivar epithet:  'Red Twist'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia tortuosa

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 6 to 10 spiral bracts, red, sometimes with yellow at base of bracts, basal bract with green keel and tip; rachis red with some yellow; sepals yellow; ovary and pedicel green. Vegetation musoid; lower midrib sometimes maroon. Height 1.5 to 3 m (5 to 10 feet).

Nominant:  F. Berry (1989)

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


Heliconia tortuosa 'Red Twist'






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