Tag: Tropical flowers of Costa Rica
A Trio of Central American Beauties: Hot House Queens from the Tropics . . .
Native to the tropical Americas, Heliconia vellerigera’s (cultivar pictured: H. vellerigera ‘She Kong’), yellow blossoms are accented by Â fuzzy, red bracts that remind me of the glamorous, fluffy shrugs worn by Hollywood starlets. An important food-source for hummingbirds, the Heliconias require constant moisture, warmth, partial to full sunlight and rich soil. Flower gardening in the […]Read More