Heliconia Latispatha Distans
It is a small heliconia, reaching about 3-4 feet in height. It has spiral red bracts fading into a yellow base, which fades into a green rachis. Grows well in sun to partial shade. Will bloom in ap
Heliconias are an excellent choice for a container plant that can be grown indoors for the winter and outdoors during the summer. Heliconias derive their beauty from highly modified leaves or bracts. Thus we cannot call a heliconia bloom a flower; it is actually an inflorescence or cluster of bracts. Dogwood, artichokes, proteas, poinsettias and other plants similarly display colorful bracts. Heliconias as cut flowers are particularly desirable because of their long lasting characteristics.