About Heliconia Plants
Heliconia, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Heliconiaceae. Heliconia also known as Parakeet Flower, Parrots Beak, Parrots Flower and False Bird-of-Paradise.It is an exotic, which blooms abundantly all year long. It has long pointed leaves which shiny green with a red edge. It is an exotic, which blooms abundantly all year long. The flowers also make good cut flowers.
When you want to add a touch of the tropics to your landscape, patio, deck or sun room, you can’t go wrong with the Heliconia plant.There are approximately 190 plus Heliconia species and numerous varieties. These elegant, impressive tropical, flowering plants range in size from a couple of feet high to a towering twenty-five foot tall in the wild.
Heliconia flowers are produced on long, erect or drooping panicles, and consist of brightly colored waxy bracts, with small true flowers inside the bracts, which can be orange, purple, red, yellow, pink, green, or their combinations.You can enjoy success with Heliconia in just about any sunny spot, including container gardens, garden beds and borders, and landscaping.