A Week in Flowers – Day Five – Heliconias

It’s the fifth episode of AWIF, spreading flowery vibes across cyberspace. Heliconias are a favorite tropical from my garden. It doesn’t get much more tropical than this.

This is a close up of Heliconia psittacorum variety “Lady Di”, I think. They make great cut flowers, spread like mad and then, sadly, decline. I put some new peach ones in this spring.

Some very well fed Lobsterclaw Heliconia (Heliconia rostrata)

A smaller version of H. rostrata.

That is all for today. Check out Cathy’s blog to see more flowery goodness. Here is the link. http://www.wordsandherbs.wordpress.com.


5 comments on “A Week in Flowers – Day Five – Heliconias

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    You know my great love of Heliconia – happy to see them included in today’s post. 🙂

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  2. Cathy says:

    I recognize these as you have used them in vases before. I love the shape of them and the vivid colour, but their common name Lobster Claw somehow puts me off! 😉

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  3. pbmgarden says:

    These are surreal–and beautiful.

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