Heliconia stricta 'Pascuita' (Heliconiaceae) 

 

    'Pascuita' is new cultivar which appeared spontaneously at Montoso Gardens, possibly a seedling of 'Valentine'.  It is named for its resemblance to a miniature version of Heliconia wagneriana, which is Spanish is called "heliconia de Pascua" because it blooms around Easter.  A vigorous plant and prolific bloomer, 3-4 feet tall.  Can grow in partial shade to full sun, and will bloom in a pot.  Bracts are pinkish red, fading into a pale yellow rachis, with a green border. 

 

 

Heliconia stricta 'Pascuita'


 

 

 

 

 

 

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