October 11, 2017

Heliconia have large luxurious leaves that are easily damaged from strong winds. A few species naturally have divided leaves including, H. chartacea, H. platystachys, and H. spissa. For other species, split leaves caused by wind are unsightly and can negatively affect...

October 6, 2017

In July of 1968 south of Mae Sariang in the Mae Hong Son Province of northern Thailand, Kai Larsen, Santisuk, T. and Warncke, E. collected a new plant during the Flora of Thailand Project, second expedition. Larsen later named the plant Globba laeta in the family Zingi...

August 20, 2017

Throughout his 30+ year career, Mark Collins introduced and registered nearly 70 Heliconia varieties with the HSI Heliconia cultivar register program. Several of his more popular introductions were H. orthotricha ‘Eden Pink’, H. aemygdiana ‘Lavender Storm’, H. vellerig...

June 18, 2017

My father, Mark Collins, spent much of his career as a collector, searching in some of the most remote forests in the world hoping to find new and interesting Zingiberales. He played a part in naming and introducing many Heliconia to the industry including H. lawrencia...

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