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Heliconia latispatha 'Distans'

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Family: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia (hel-ih-KOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: latispatha (lat-ih-SPAY-tha) (Info)
Cultivar: Distans

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Red-Orange
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive skaz421 On Jul 29, 2006, skaz421 from Wesley Chapel, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is extremely prolific. One plant has grown several shoots, some of which I cut away and sent to friends. It's in an area that gets 50/50 sun and shade. I water the plant regularly, 3-4 times a week, since it's located near Canna and Elephant Ears.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merritt Island, Florida
Page Park, Florida
South Venice, Florida
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Zephyrhills South, Florida
Vieques, Puerto Rico



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