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Image of Helichrysum thianschanicum

James H. Schutte

(Icicles Licorice Plant, Licorice Plant)

The popular licorice plant 'Icicles' has extra narrow, linear foliage that is powdery silver. Helichrysum thianschanicum is a tender perennial that originates from the drier parts of Central Asia. Where hardy, it survives as a low, shrubby evergreen, but it is most commonly grown as bedding filler for containers and sunny flower gardens because its bright, neutral foliage compliments many colorful annuals. Once established, it is quite tough and drought tolerant.

Licorice plant is tidy,...

Image of Heliconia angusta photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Christmas Heliconia)

All heliconia flowers have hot, tropical appeal and Christmas heliconia is no exception. Its small, white flowers are nestled among spectacular upright spikes of red or orange-yellow bracts. This Brazilian native blooms from late fall to midwinter, hence the Christmas heliconia, and makes an exceptional cutflower.

This vigorous tropical plant forms clumps of vegetation that spread via creeping rhizomes, or underground rooting stems. The foliage resembles short, narrow, oblong banana leaves....

Image of Heliconia bihai photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Firebird, Macaw Flower)

This heliconia also known as red palulu, firebird and macaw flower is a tropical perennial grown for spectacular flowers and tropical foliage. It is native to South America particularly Brazil and the Guianas. 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 upright stalks which appear between...

Image of Heliconia psittacorum photo by: flickr.com/elfpunk999

flickr.com/elfpunk999

(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...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(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...

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James Burghardt

(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...

Image of Heliconia psittacorum

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...

Image of Heliconia rostrata photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(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...

Image of Heliotropium arborescens photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Blue Heliotrope)

What a classic old-fashioned bedding plant. Garden heliotrope is a tender fragrant summer garden flower that originates from Peru. It is commonly grown as a bedding annual but is a shrubby evergreen perennial where hardy. In the Victorian era is was especially popular in the garden and was commonly referred to as "cherry pie" due to its intoxicatingly sweet fragrance.

This bushy plant has attractive deep green leaves with deep venation. When conditions are favorable, it produces large, rounded...