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Heliconia metallica

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed, pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourDeep green with purple underside

Description

Heliconia metallica. This species is an evergreen perennial herb with oblong-ovate deep green leaves and with a purplish underside. The flowers are red, pink, purple tip white blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

C & S. America & Pacific

Interest and use

Grown for their spikes of colourful flowers and for the attractive foliage on younger plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed or division of rootstock in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, mealy bugs and snails. Root rot may be problematic.

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