Friday, November 20, 2009

Heliconia

This is a heliconia rostrata, known locally as a platanilla. Some heliconias have flowers that hang down, while others have flowers that grow up. This plant's flowers hang down.

Heliconias are widely planted in gardens in Costa Rica. They are popular in part because their flowers bloom all year round. We have heliconias in the gardens around our condos in Tamarindo, although this is another of the photos that I took in the Lankester Botanical Garden near San Jose.

Check out photos of Murano, Italy at Viva la Voyage!

5 comments:

brattcat said...

Amazing, exotic flower.

Sharon said...

More floral beauty!!

Jarart said...

Wow, this is such a graceful flower! I have never seen one of these before.

JM said...

Did I ever tell you this Heliconia is my favourite flower? I brought seeds from Costa Rica but never managed to grow them.

Informations sur le Costa Rica said...

The beauty of Costa Rica amazes me. It is limitless !!!

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