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Heliconia hirsuta, Heliconia Costa Flores

Heliconia hirsuta

Heliconia Costa Flores
Family: Heliconiaceae
Origin: Costa Rica
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Heliconia hirsuta Costa Flores is native to Costa Rica. It blooms from late spring to early summer. The Costa Flores produces dark red bracts with yellow sepals with black accents on them. It enjoys full sun to partial shade and flourishes in zones 10 and higher. To prevent wilting, it is recommended to water this plant daily. It can grow to be 3 to 5 feet in height. Great for attracting bees, butterflies, and birds.


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Heliconia hirsuta, Heliconia Costa Flores


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