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Heliconia Prince of Darkness


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Variety Information

Color : Red
Color Description: Dark Blood Red
Bloom Size: Large
Lengths available: 70 to 120 cm
Vase Life: Long
Availability: - Available all year round. April and September , the most dry months of the year in Costa Rica , the availability gets lower but limited quantities are still available.
- Bloom size will change from an XL to a Large because of the lack of water during these months.
Scented: No
General Comments: - One of the largest bloomed and most striking of red Heliconia varieties.
- Heliconias like humidity and will last longer when misted regularly.
The bracts are red at base with thin yellow area along lip. Red shading to dark red and almost black towards the tip. Lower bract often green with some dark red at base. Dark coloured areas on bracts become dark with age.

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Florist & Wholesaler Information

  • Heliconias are very sensitive to cold and should never be exposed to temperatures below 15 degrees celsius or they will show signs of blackening.
  •  Available in 2 major bloom structure types, Upright (or Erect )and Hanging (or Pendant.)
  • Flowers between bracts should be removed before use in floral arrangements.
  • Heliconias must be kept humid and occasional misting is recommended. 
  • Heliconias have a vase life of 7 to 15 days with proper care.

Grading Information

  • Heliconias are usually graded by bract size and classified as small, medium, large, and extra large.
  •  Small - 80 cm stem - 15 cm bloom.
  •  Medium - 70 to 90 cm stem - 20 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Large - 90cm + stem - 25 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Extra - 90 cm + stem - 30 cm bloom - 3 to 4 bracts.
  •  Pendant - 110 cm stem - 5 to 6 bracts.

Grower and Breeder Information

  •  Blooms should show good colour and be free of marking.
  •  Heliconias being shipped to North America should be packed in insulated boxes during the winter months.
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