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Heliconia vellerigera hyb. 'Red Carpet'

  • 'Red Carpet' is one of the last Heliconia varieties collected and named by the late Mark Collins. Believed to be a vellerigera hybrid, 'Red Carpet' has red bracts, orange-red hairs along the rachis, and pubescent yellow sepals. Strikingly, newly opened bracts are white then turn red with maturity. With only a few rhizomes available for sale you can be one of the first to have this unusual new Heliconia in your collection. 


    Inflorescence: Pendent and spiral
    Height: 10 to 16 ft
    Light: Full sun to partial shade
    Growth: Clumping
    Native Distribution: Unknown

    Named and introduced by Mark Collins.

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