Heliconia Schiedeana. Hardy Lobster Claws.
The Heliconia Schiedeana brings an amazing tropical touch being a close relative of the banana. An evergreen perennial it can grow up to 8ft tall with glossy light green oblong shaped leaves, smooth but leathery in texture.
Eye-catching upright inflorescences, scarlet in colour with bright yellow flowers at the axils are long lasting and appear when the plant has reached around 2 years old. Very easy to grow and the most cold hardy of all the Heliconias, however it is probably best brought inside through the winter months.
Perfect for bringing an exotic feel to your garden, patio, conservatory or greenhouse.
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HELICONIA SCHIEDEANA. Lobster Claw Heliconia.
Latin Name: Heliconia Schiedeana.
Common Name: Hardy Lobster Claws. False Bird Of Paradise. Parrot's Beak
Native: Eastern Mexico.
Hardiness: Best brought inside if growing for flowers. Needs mulching for normal winters ouside. Will not survive prolonged freezes outside.
Growth: Evergreen perennial. Large oblong shaped glossy light green leaves. Long lasting and unique upright inflorescenses scarlet red with bright yellow flowers at the axils. Undemanding and easy to grow.
Sun: Partial sun/partial shade.
Exposure: Sheltered from wind.
Soil: Rich. Well drained soil.
Moisture: Water regularly in summer. Keep moist. Dryer in winter.
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