Heliconias are an integral part of any tropical garden design. The form great back drops and screens with the large upright leaves. Most tolerate full sun which makes the large heliconias great for creating some shade for smaller under-story plants.
An absolutely stunning heliconia with dark green foliage and red and white flowers. Good under-story plant. Great as cut flowers and as pot plants.
A beautiful heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. The Yellow Dancer is one of the more cold tolerant heliconia species.
Fantastic dark cherry-red bracts makes this heliconia a great ornamental and landscaping plant. Great cut flowers. Prefers a warm protected position.
An outstanding landscaping plant and also one of the largest heliconias. Bright red bracts with green tips. Nice upright and tidy growth habit.
One of the most impressive heliconias with massive bright red flowers that often get to half a meter long. It has a tight clumping and upright growth habit with nice clean stems - a truly excellent landscaping plant!
A fantastic landscaping plant - lush green foliage, tight clumping and upright growth habit, topped with chunky bright coloured orangy red bracts with yellow edges. A must have in any tropical garden.
A tight clumping heliconia with clean upright foliage. Long pendulous bracts. A relatively easy to grow and cold tolerant heliconia. A good landscaping plant.
A truly spectacular heliconia. The dark burgundy bracts contrasting against the pale waxy white stems makes this plant a fantastic ornamental and landscaping plant. Prefers a warm protected position.
A spectacular feature plant with mostly unusual coloured bracts. Clean upright waxy white stems and dark green foliage. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to perform well.
A beautiful tight clumping, upright heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. Like all the Caribaeas, the stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. Requires warm position to thrive.
Fantastic bright red bracts contrasting against the waxy white stems. Nice clean upright growth habit. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to grow well.
Photo of flower yet to come. A beautiful heliconia with long hanging flowers, bright white stems, and usually quite serrated leaves.
Waxy white stems and undersides of leaves with long, pendulous bracts of orange and red. A nice feature plant in a warm sheltered position.
Bright pink bracts with white base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs.
A stunning heliconia - great as a landscaping plant or for cut flowers. Very attractive flowers with bright red bracts with cream base and dark green lip.
Soft pink bracts with cream base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs. A good landscaping plant and cut flower.
A good landscaping plant with dark green foliage with slender pendulous bright red flowers. More cold tolerant than most heliconias.
A tight clumping, hardy and cold tolerant heliconia with large pendulous flowers. The stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. A great landscaping plant.
A prolific flowering psittacorum which displays a fantastic show of colour for most of the year. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A stunning psittacorum with bright yellow and pink flowers. Great for a splash of colour in the garden - flowers prolifically from Spring right through to late Autumn. Great cut flower and pot plant.
The Petra is great for cut flowers. Quite a distinct look with the green 'leaf-shaped' tip on the lower bract. A little bit taller growing than the other Psittacorums.
An absolutely stunning psittacorum and probably the most colourful out of them all. The multi-coloured flowers are held high above the foliage, producing a spectacular display when mass planted. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A psittacorum with bright golden bracts with a slightly red tinge. Great for a splash of colour in the garden - flowers prolifically in Summer through to late Autumn. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A heliconia found throughout the Daintree rainforest. Orange / yellow flowers. Great filler in tropical gardens.
The golden coloured bracts and wide leaves makes this one a great filler and splash of colour in tropical gardens.
A vigorous grower with a tight clumping and upright habit. Great for cut flowers and as a landscaping plant. Bracts are pastel red toward the tips, fading to peach at the base.
A widely cultivated heliconia which usually produces vast amounts of pendulous flowers up to 0.5 meters long. Best in protected spots with a little bit of shade. Fertilise regularly during growth season and keep well mulched.
One of the smallest heliconias with bright red flower bracts with dark green edges. A great under-story plant in tropical gardens. Makes a great pot plant.
A nice landscaping plant in tropical gardens. Large upright flowers with mostly red bracts with yellow bases and green lip. Like most strictas, growth is fairly open clumping.
A hardy heliconia which is a bit more cold tolerant than most of the large heliconias. Flowers during Spring and Summer. A good landscaping plant.