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Heliconia latispatha /Lobsterclaw

Heliconia latispatha   / Heliconia latispatha
A mature flowering plant in a landscape
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A mature flowering plant in a landscape

Blooming occurs all year with heaviest flowering in spring and summer

Humminng birds feed on the nectar in the claws

Inflorescense long lasting and used for cut flowers

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Scientific Name: Heliconia latispatha
Common Name: Lobsterclaw
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Blooms most of the year with heaviest flowering occuring in spring and summer. The flowers are long lasting and are excellent for indoor arrangements and by commercial florist. Grown in containers, it gives a tropical effect to an area. Hummingbirds use the nectar for food and build nest on the plant.