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Heliconia stricta, Dwarf Jamaica Heliconia, Firebird
'Dwarf Jamaican'

Heliconia stricta

Dwarf Jamaica Heliconia, Firebird
Family: Heliconiaceae
Origin: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Costa-Rica
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This Heliconia grows in clumps to 6 ft with a spread of 5 ft. It has 6 ft long banana-like leaves. Each inflorescence has red or orange bracts edged with green. Heliconia stricta cv. Dwarf Jamaican growing only 1 to 3ft high this small sized Heliconia is suitable for a wide range of designs. Dwarf Jamaican grows well in pots and is known to tolerate variable temperatures more than other Heliconias. Blooms all year and can be planted in full sun to semi-shade. Propagation: Clump division, or rhizome. See Thai Heliconia - varieties Gallery.

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