HELICONIA COLD TOLERANT COLLECTION OF 5
These will take warm frostfree temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perth line. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground…with sensible preparation. If you do not know what a rhizome is please check with us or read below. These are easy growing hardy varieties. There are reds, oranges, maroons, yellows and combos including all these colours with both upright and hanging claws. Height growth varies from 2-4metres. Sent as rhizomes. The package includes;
Heliconia schniedianna syn subulata.
2.5m. Maroon & yellow terminal in winter & spring & very architectural claws.
Heliconia bihai ‘Hong Kong Claw’
3.5m. Red & Orange bracts. Winter.
2m. Red & yellow long hanging claws.
Heliconia bihai ‘Kawika’
3m. Compact. Dark orange yellow tips.
Heliconia bihai ‘Piton Point’
3.5m. Red with green/yellow tips.
…..Priced at $89 for the Collection of Five.
PS Heliconias are mostly sent in the rhizome form. This is the starch filled thickened root tissue from they which they shoot. Once they shoot in warm weather they grow rapidly & the rhizome thickens & expands even more…so the plant gradually expands with the rhizome. These rhizomes are mostly fist to half fist size. Expect long flowering from early summer to late autumn & luxuriant broad tropical foliage.