When I planted this in the landscape several months ago, I was under the impression that it was a full sized heliconia. However, it is a dwarf variety, most likely heliconia stricta 'Jamaican Dwarf'. I can't complain much though. They are great cut flowers that will last about 2 weeks. There are three more flowers on the plant. I just hope it keeps producing!
I moved to Hawaii from Tempe, Arizona with my life partner Scott in the summer of 2007. We both took early retirement from "Corporate America" to build a house on the sea cliffs of Hawaiian Paradise Park, in Kea'au, Hawaii.
Living oceanfront in the Puna District of the Big Island offers gardening challenges. Follow me as I take the journey!