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Cultivar epithet:  'Swish'

Species/hybrid:  Heliconia stricta

Description:  Erect inflorescence; 5 to 7 distichous bracts, red to red-orange with green on distal lip, on tip, and on distal keel of lower bracts, yellow on proximal lip and along keep proximally, basal bract with green keel. Rachis yellow with small amount of pink; sepals green distally and white below; ovary and pedicel white. Vegetation musoid; leaves lacerating into broad lateral segments. Height 1.8 to 2.4 m (6 to 8 feet).

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


Heliconia stricta 'Swish'






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