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Heliconia latispatha, Expanded Lobsterclaw

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Heliconia latispatha
Family: Heliconiaceae
Expanded Lobsterclaw
Origin: Central America, Southern America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Heliconia latispatha grows up to 12 ft tall, with leaves resembling those of bananas. Inflorescence is erect, up to 2 ft long, with red or orange bracts subtending green, yellow or orange flowers. What is nice about this Heliconia is how the blooms appear at the very top of the stalk, shown off above all the leaves.


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Heliconia latispatha Distans

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Heliconia latispatha grows up to 12 ft tall, with...  more
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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot