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Red Christmas Heliconia
Heliconia augusta 'Red Christmas'
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Make a statement in your garden with this beautiful, evergreen perennial. It produces large, green leaves that grow up to 1.8 metres long and attractive, bright red, bracts from June to September. This Heliconia is well suited to tropical gardens and its flower stalks make useful indoor decorations. It prefers humus rich, well drained soil in a protected, warm location.

Size — 300mm
Growth Width — 2m
Growth Height — 2m
Frost Sensitive
Flower Colour — Red, White
Flowering Period — June, July, August, September
Light Requirements — Morning Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist, especially during dry weather.

Pruning Advice

Remove spent flower stalks with a pair of clean, sharp secateurs. Ensure the whole flower stalk is cut back to ground level. Also, regularly remove dead and dying leaves (that are usually yellow) to avoid these taking strength from the plant.