Heliconia Psittacorum [Parakeet Flower]

This tropical flower never fails to astound and amaze with their forms and color. With it’s large, brightly hued bracts that cluster up a stem, it’s a prized possession for any gardener.

Size XS S M
2-4ft
L XL
Difficulty difficulty
Easy
difficulty
Moderate
difficulty
Difficult
Light difficulty
Full Sun
difficulty
Partial Shade
difficulty
Full Shade

Botanical name: Heliconia Psittacorum

Common names: Lady Diana, Parakeet Flower, Golden Torch

Category:

Description

Tropical gardeners are lucky to get some of the most fascinating flowering plants to grow. Heliconia is in a group of plants that may grow up to 15 feet tall in nature but likely only to 3 to 6 feet in a home landscape. They are not at all frost hardy, and therefore not suited for growing outdoors where cold temperatures are common. The thick bracts make excellent cut flowers with a long vase life. Leaves are glossy green, oval and paddle-shaped. They grow in an upright habit with the flower stems in the center. Flower bracts are arranged in terminal racemes, which may be held erect or pendulant.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Heliconia Psittacorum [Parakeet Flower]”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

X