Heliconia is a genus of about 200 species known for its quintessentially tropical inflorescences and large, exotic green leaves. Blooms are incredibly colourful and often pollinated by hummingbirds.
Gingers are a family, Zingiberaceae, with about 1.300 species and some are well-known ornamentals, spices and medicines.
Heliconias and gingers are tropical herbaceous plants with underground stem. Many species are sensitive to frost, but some originate in colder habitats and will do well in a Mediterranean climate. A few also tolerate snow and frost. We ship healthy field-grown rhizomes with at least two active growing points.
Great species, from the mountains of Central America, good for cool subtropical gardens. It is a strong grower, with spectacular pink pendant inflorescences. Leaves are shiny green above and waxy white below. New sprouts are started in March and bloom late, in September-November.
Leaves are wide, purple-maroon beneath. Inflorescences are pendant, with variable shades of red, yellow, green and purple. This Heliconia is a magnificent beauty, good for subtropical climates. It comes from Colombia and Ecuador, at 800 - 2200 m elevation.
Spectacular red-leaved Heliconia, with compact upright growth. Blooms are not as showy as in other heliconias but leaves have incredible golden-reddish colours, showing green only in full shade. The classic bold foliage of tropical Asian gardens.
Outstanding heliconia with ornamental foliage and dense, upright habit. Most heliconias are from tropical America and only a handful of them is from the Pacific islands. Heliconia indica is one of them and 'Striata' is a supreme striped clone, selected in ancient times somewhere in Melanesia.
Robust, easy to grow heliconia with erect spiralling inflorescences made of bold orange bracts. The show starts in June and lasts through the warmer months. It will stay low and compact if kept in full sun and will bloom at 1,5 m in height. With shade and sheter it will double this size. It thrives in subtropical conditions and it is drought tolerant once...
This very small form of Heliconia stricta is the most popular dwarf Heliconia: a favorite of all times because of its small stature and miniature blooms, with bright orange red-bracts. It is very easy to grow and fits well as a potted specimen in any small greenhouse, while it is also used in tropical landscaping, planted in beds.
Supreme bloomer for garden landscaping, pot-growing and cut flowers. This "bird of fire" is a very consistant bloomer with glossy erect red inflorescences of medium size. Each bract is enhanced with green and burgundy edges. The plant is small and flowers are produced at 1,2-1,7 m in height, which is both good for the eyes to watch and the hands to pick!
This is a robust old natural hybrid of Heliconia bihai and Heliconia caribaea. It has red and yellow blooms and grows to a height of 2-4 m. Easy growing, easy blooming. Inflorescences are truly beautiful, glossy, and long-lasting both on the plant and as a cut flower.
Healthy in general, as most gingers, this Kaempferia is used as a strengthener or aphrodisiac since immemorial times. It is also a nice ornamental: flowers are not too exciting (parvi-flora means small flowered) but leaves are glossy and wavy.
Arrowroot is a root crop with edible starchy rhizomes, and also a beautiful plant. It grows in full sun with ornamental wide green leaves, which are reminiscent of the more colourful Calathea species produced for the house plant market.
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