Heliconia stricta 'Dark Desire' (Heliconiaceae)
'Dark Desire' is new cultivar which appeared spontaneously at Montoso Gardens, possibly a seedling of Heliconia stricta 'Iris'. The plant is erect, from 6-8 feet tall. Bracts are solid red with a green border, thinner and more pointed than 'Iris'. Leaf petioles are dark purple. Blooms from December to May. Can grow in partial shade to full sun.
Gardens, Hwy 120 Km 18.9, Box 692, Maricao, Puerto Rico 00606 USA
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