Wonderful glossy green leaves, worth waiting for the blooms. Lovely!
Growing in Hawaii
Peduncle with 12 out of 14 buds open
Photo of entire plant, which stands around five feet tall.
Each bloom measures 2 3/4 inches from point to point.
Bought as a cutting of named variety 'Perfecta' which blooms with 3" flowers very easily on small plants. Dark red flowers best viewed back-lit.
Most stunning when photographed backlit. Huge cluster of 3" flowers resides on a plant less than 2 ft. tall!
Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/