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Friday, November 19, 2010

Heliconia collinsiana x H. bourgaeana cv. 'Pedro Ortiz' (Hot Pink)

This heliconia cultivar named "Pedro Ortiz" (Hot Pink) was exhibited at Floria 2010. It is thought to be a natural hybrid between pendant Heliconia collinsiana and the erect Heliconia bourgaeana.

Notice how its inflorescence neither points up nor hangs down but is formed in a somewhat twisted shape or 'intermediate' manner.

Heliconia collinsiana x H. bourgaeana cv. 'Petro Ortiz' (Hot Pink)”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ on November 19th, 2010.

Scientific name: Heliconia collinsiana x bourgaeana "Pedro Ortiz"
Family: Heliconiaceae
Order: Zingiberale

With such a lovely silhouette, it no doubt lives up to its exotic, sexy name of Pedro Ortiz "Hot Pink".  The leaves are large, lush and green. The plants can reach a height of 6-8 ft.
Well, they are beautiful and voluptuous, aren't they? 
The bracts are a solid red in colour. It has a red rachis while the sepals are golden yellow.
The tiny true flowers are yellow too.
I have never seen this cultivar in a home garden and I wonder if anyone is growing it.

Now that you have seen a few versions of heliconias, which do you like best - H. chartacea Sexy Pink, Bright Red-Yellow H. rostrata or this Pedro Ortiz Hot Pink?

The theme for this week's Blooming Friday is "Dream". So I wish you sweet dreams tonight and maybe you can visit the exotic world of heliconias again in dreamland.

This is my entry for Blooming Friday, 3rd week of November 2010. My grateful thanks to Katarina at Roses and Stuff for hosting Blooming Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, click here.

This is also my entry for Fertilizer Friday. My grateful thanks to Tootsie at Tootsie Time for hosting Fertilizer Friday. To see what others have posted or to participate, visit


  1. Beautiful flower.
    It´s really exotic.
    Have a nice day

  2. Dear Autumn Belle, I have never seen a Heliconia before so was most interested to have this introduction via your posting. It is, as you say, a 'buxom beauty' and its hot pink colouring perfectly complements its elegant and stylish form. Lovely!

  3. Autumn Belle, thank you for the information on the spectacular Heliconia. Also your photography is wonderful. I will be enjoying my future visits.

  4. That is a beautiful Heliconia. Love the color.


  5. That pink is really hot!!! Beautiful pictures! So tropical and exotic!

  6. Wouldn't have notice the difference if you have not indicated the uniqueness. Lovely.

  7. I had initially thought it was a Latispatha but its not. These look even sexier. :)

  8. That is also a very beautiful one. AB if you visit the reference i posted at the bottom of my H rostrata, you will see a lot of cultivars and species, all of them beautiful. Try it.

  9. So exotic to me! So, so beautiful!
    Have a great Friday,

  10. Beautiful flower. Think I´ve seen one on Mauritius last year.

  11. Dear friends. Thank you very much for the visits and nice comments.

    I hope you have noticed that I have inserted links in the words of H. collinsiana and H. bourgaeana in case you wish to see how the 'parents' look like before hybridisation. The links are from Montoso Gardens and also The Heliconia Society of Puerto Rico (as mentioned by Andrea). You can view a picture of the inflorescence.

    I have taken pictures of the blooms at close range and also the whole plant from a distance so that you can see how this plant looks in a clump. Their leaves are actually quite large and they look like banana leaves.

  12. So lovely....
    Have a nice weekend ;)

  13. Bright-red yellow for me! Never planted this before though!

  14. Those are fabulous! Have a fabulous have a fun day!

  15. Fantastic photos.It is so fascinating looking at your plants.

  16. Very beautiful! I'm amazed to see such varieties of heliconias in your blog!

  17. Lovely pictures! Have a nice weekwnd/Gela

  18. I like the flamingo pink best. Hot pink is really more red thank pink. Did you ever wonder who Pedro Ortiz is? :-D

  19. Beautiful and exotic flower.
    Great shots.

    Have a nice weekend

  20. Beautiful flower! and very funny name. I think I will chose this one for my favorite, I am partial for lips

  21. Like a dream, I would love to take a walk in your garden.


    Tyra's Garden

  22. What beautiful photos Autumn. I love the exotic looking leaves and the flowers are beautiful. looking at them makes me feel warm all over.

  23. This variety is such a beauty because of its hot red (pink?) colour!

  24. Lovely colors! A dreamcombination, green & rose?
    Wish you a nice weekend/Eva Linnea

  25. It is so hard to choose which is my favorite, but I think this last one is beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to such lovely blooms!

  26. Your photographs are spectacular Autumn Belle! What a beautiful and striking bloom. Sweet dreams to you too. ;>)

  27. Beautiful pictures of the exotic flower. Have a nice weekend!

  28. I like Pedro a lot! The twisted form is very elegant!
    Happy dreams!

  29. Love the 'hot pink' btw no relation to banana as the leaf looked quite the same..haha tQ

  30. Dear Autumn Belle, How I love your tropical blooms. The hot pink is fabulous. Makes me envious. Pam x

  31. Gorgeous! Love the name too.

  32. Hi autumn Bell nice of you to pop by my blog. I am sorry to have been neglecting my garden blogger friends of late but been so busy with my lyme disease blog with so much developing with the science that exposes the disgraceful goings on leaving sick patients untreated when there is suitable treatment for them.

    I enjoyed your hot post as it has now turned cold here in the UK maybe even snow this week brrr.
    I thought for a minute it was a Strelitzia in your post I have one begind me as a pot plant!! Then realised that the flowers were rather different, lovely flowers though.

    I really must make more time for fun.

  33. I like the light on the flowers

  34. only here that i found out its name


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