Heliconia psittacorum 'Andromeda' 3
Heliconia psittacorum 'Andromeda' 3

Heliconia psittacorum 'Andromeda'
(Parakeet Flower)
USDA Zone: 10-11
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Origin: Northern South America
Caribbean Islands & Central America
Type: Herbaceous perennial

Typical Height: 3’-4’
(0.9-1.2mts)
Typical Spread: 2’-3’
(0.6-0.9mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: Low
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Light red &
Orange
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: High
Human Hazards: None
Family: Heliconiaceae
Propagation: Division
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: Invasive

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (36”OA)
7G (48”OA)

Typical planting distance:
36” O.C.
(0.9mts)

Common Uses: Cut flowers; Flowering  shrubs; Mass planting;
Category: Medium Shrubs
 
Notes:

+In this Photo:
Heliconia psittacorum 'Andromeda'
(Parakeet Flower)
4'OA Height

Impatiens / Pot
(New Guines)
Current Height: 12"

Roystonea regia
(Cuban Royal Palm)

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
February 2003
Miami
Florida USA


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Heliconia-psittacorum-cv-Andromeda-P109.aspx

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/104839/

http://www.heliconiasocietypr.org/andromeda.htm