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Heliconia pendula

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By Meanie


Heliconia pendula (Heliconia pendula)

It's hard to think of another plant that has such stunning flower bracts - they make the flowers (which are just emerging on this one) seem disappointing!
Photo taken today at Oxfords botanic gardens where I went to meet up with Tetrarch.



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Oh wow Meanie...This one is beautiful.....

11 Aug, 2011

 

It certainly is!
Seems to be ever-blooming too!

11 Aug, 2011

 

A stunner!!!

11 Aug, 2011

 

My thoughts exactly!

11 Aug, 2011

 

Ooooh Nice..............

12 Aug, 2011

 

Meanie:

Great photo!

This plant looks more like Heliconia rostrata...typically, H. pendula has much longer flower spikes.

13 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Delonix!
I'll have to double check the tag next time - they well have both..............

13 Aug, 2011

 

I think you'll notice the H. pendula has much longer flowers.

14 Aug, 2011

 

Like this..............

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/158471-heliconia-pendula/member/meanie

14 Aug, 2011

 

Yes. :>)

15 Aug, 2011



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