(Choconiana Heliconia, Heliconia, Parakeet Flower)
Parakeet flower is a clump-forming tropical plant that produces an abundance of flowers and lush, green leaves. It is native to the moist areas of the Lesser Antilles to northern South America. Long, banana-like leaves grow from spreading rhizomes (underground stems), they are dark green and easily tattered by strong winds. The flowers grow from the leaf joints on long peduncles or flower stalks and are held above the leaves. The cultivar ‘Choconiana’ has flowers that are mostly orange. The outer...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Heliconia, Lady Di Heliconia, Parakeet Flower)
Parakeet flower is an everblooming, tropical plant that produces an abundance of bright flowers above clumps of lush, evergreen leaves. It is native to the moist areas of the Lesser Antilles to northern South America. With good care, it looks great all year around.
This vigorous ornamental spreads by rhizomes and has long, banana-like leaves that are dark green and tatter easily in strong winds. The flowers are borne atop long, smooth, green flower stalks that are held above the leaves. They...
(Heliconia, Parakeet Flower, St. Vincent Red Heliconia)
Parakeet flower is a clump-forming tropical plant that produces an abundance of flowers and lush, green leaves. It is native to the moist areas of the Lesser Antilles to northern South America. Long, banana-like leaves grow from spreading rhizomes (underground stems), they are dark green and easily tattered by strong winds. The flowers grow from the leaf joints on long peduncles or flower stalks and are held above the leaves. The cultivar ‘St Vincent Red’ has flowers in which the outer portions of...
(False Bird-of-Paradise, Hanging Lobster Claw)
Hanging lobster claw is a tropical perennial grown for spectacular, pendulous flowers and is native to the Amazon region of South America from Columbia to Peru. This large plant's banana-like leaves grow directly from thick, quickly spreading rhizomes or underground, lateral stems. The medium green leaves are held on long petioles (leaf stalks) and are easily shredded by the wind. Large, waxy flowers are produced on hanging stalks which appear between the petiole and leaf blade late spring though...
Mark A. Miller
There are approximately 18 species of daylily, the common name given to most plants in this genus. This liliaceous group of herbaceous perennials is greatly loved by gardeners, breeders and growers alike, which explains why there are approximately 60,000 registered cultivated varieties in existence. Hemerocallis can be evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous and most species originate from the temperate regions of China, Japan and Korea.
The plants are clump-forming and some spread...
(Aerial Appliqué Daylily, Daylily)
When blooming in mid- to late spring, the Aerial Appliqué daylily is striking in form, size, bi-coloration and even slight fragrance! The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘Aerial Appliqué' produces 6-inch-wide (13 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. The petal-like tepals are muted lavender. The three central tepals are wavy-edged while the outer three are more like wide ribbons. The flower throat...
James H. Schutte
(All Fired Up Daylily, Daylily)
First blooming its orange-yellow and dark red flowers in late spring, the All Fired Up daylily conducts an encore bloom several weeks later in summer. The daylily is a popular perennial revered for its reliability, ease of growth and floral beauty. The hybrid tetraploid ‘All Fired Up' produces 6-inch-wide (15 cm) flowers atop a branching naked stem called a scape. Each petal-like tepal is orange-yellow to yellow and edged in dark red ripples. A wide-banded, dark red eye is seen just above the yellow...
(Allapatha Daylily, Daylily)
The daylily is a reliable perennial that everyone knows and loves. The flowers of the early summer-blooming ‘Allapatha’ are ivory with wavy purple edges, purple eyezones and yellow throats. They are triangular to circular in shape and open during the day. Later in the season they often re-bloom, especially if deadheaded. The flowers are borne from neat clumps of bright green strap-like leaves that are evergreen in southern zones.
Daylilies are easy to grow if provided full to partial sun and...
Mark A. Miller
(Allegiance Daylily, Daylily)
Hemerocallis ‘Allegiance’ is a medium-sized daylily which produces triangular, brick-red flowers with yellow-green throats, yellow to white midribs and wavy margins early in the summer season. It is a re-bloomer, has an extended blooming period and the foliage goes dormant in the winter.
The daylily is an herbaceous to semi-evergreen perennial that everyone knows and loves. In spring, neat clumps of bright green strap-like leaves appear. The flowers follow spring through fall, exact time...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Always Afternoon Daylily, Daylily)
Beautiful dusty-rose blooms with purple eyezones and yellowish green throats grace Hemerocallis ‘Always Afternoon.’ Each triangular to circular flower has wavy edges and stays open for an extended time. Blooming typically occurs in early summer and reblooming may occur later in the season with good care. The plants form neat, spreading clumps of bright green, semi-evergreen, strap-like leaves. This is an ideal cultivar for more southerly gardens.
Daylilies are liliaceous herbaceous...