Andromeda is well known locally and to some extent
internationally for its collection of heliconias.
Heliconias belong to the order Zingiberales.
Andromeda can boast to being the site of origin of the cultivar
"Golden Torch" (Heliconia psittacorum x H. spathocircinata), which is
extensively cultivated in Florida for the cut flower industry. The
heliconia cultivar "Iris
Bannochie" (Heliconia stricta) was also named after the
founder of the gardens. Both of these cultivars (or cultivated
forms), can be seen below.
Click on the thumbnails below to view a sample of our collection of
heliconias. Visit us at the gardens to see and learn more.
Heliconia stricta 'Iris Bannochie`
Golden Torch (Heliconia
psittacorum x Heliconia spathocircinata)
Heliconia mariae 'Beefsteak
Heliconia caribaea x H. bihai 'Jacquinii'
Suckers forming from rhizomes at base of uprooted heliconia