Sunday, July 11, 2010
Heliconia angusta. This Heliconia is native to Mexico, rather than Central and South America like its showier cousins, and therefore is one of the only Heliconia that will grow outdoors in San Diego, tolerating temperatures down close to freezing. I planted these, as well as bird of paradise, to use as cut flowers as they last for weeks in a vase and months if you leave them on the plant! As for color, they're hard to beat!