Heliconia latispatha
'Fat Lat' (Heliconiaceae)
 

 

'Fat Lat' is a beautiful medium sized heliconia, about 6-7 feet tall.  It has bright orange-red bracts suffused with lighter orange, with an orange rachis.  Grows well in sun to partial shade.  Blooms from May through August in Puerto Rico.  Has some cold tolerance.  

 

 

Heliconia latispatha 'Fat Lat'

 

 

 

 

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