Heliconia latispatha
'Distans' (Heliconiaceae)
 

 

'Distans' is a small heliconia, reaching about 3-4 feet in height.  It has spiral red bracts fading into a yellow base, which fades into a green rachis.  Grows well in sun to partial shade.  Blooms from May through August in Puerto Rico.  Will bloom in a pot, and has some cold tolerance.  Somewhat invasive in the garden.

 

 

Heliconia latispatha 'Distans'

 

 

 

 

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