Saturday, June 28, 2008

Parrot's Beak

The beautiful Parrot's Beak plant, also known as Heliconia ( Heliconia psittacorum ). This is a very tropical perennial plant. I was a the the Farmers Market and one of the vendors was packing up getting ready to leave but had so much stuff left. I was talking to him for a while and he told me to take the Heliconia plant home with me. I didn't argue with him at all. The Heliconia Plant ( Heliconia psittacorum ) does best in full to partial shade and requires a spacing of about 12-15 inches and grows to a height of about 2 feet tall. Here are some pictures of my Heliconia ( Heliconia psittacorum ).



5 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

I don't blame you, I wouldn't turn down a free plant either. This one is stunning.

Eve said...

I wonder how that would look in my Lantana bed. Right now, I have to move out the banana plants (I know but they had to be put somewhere, when someone gave them to me) and they are getting too big..I think this would be perfect for that spot in my bed...I live in Gulfport Ms,,so we are in zone 9....

Nancy J. Bond said...

Very beautiful! It looks a lot like a bird of paradise. Wonderful color, and all the nicer when it's free. :)

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Thank you so much for dropping by the Rosehaven Cottage blog so I could come by and see your blog!

Heliconia is one of my favorite tropicals. You are so fortunate to have it in your garden.

I hope you continue to come back to Rosehaven Cottage often.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!