Heliconia rostrata
(Heliconiaceae)
 

 

    Commonly known as rostrata or hanging lobster claw, this heliconia is of a medium size, about 6-8 feet tall, and has spectacular bright red bracts with yellow tips.  Rostrata means "beaked", in reference to the bracts' resemblance to a parrot's beak.  Native to Peru and Ecuador, rostrata blooms from July to September in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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