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.
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.
h=40-60 cm - Cont. 12 cm. The famous "Traveller's tree" of Madagascar is an icon of tropical gardening of all times. It is a palm-like tree holding a crown of majestic, large banana-leaves, arranged as a giant fan. Flowers are strelitzia-like.
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