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The most recognized Heliconia and the most asked for Heliconia by far is Heliconia rostrata. This is also the one most commonly referred to as the Lobster Claw Heliconia. It is one of the only Heliconia’s on the market whose flower is pendant. That is, it hangs down as opposed to being upright. It has small thin leaves which tear easily in the wind, yet the flowers more than make up for any detraction with the leaves. It forms large clumps in filtered light conditions and moist well drained soils.

Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this Heliconia in stock.

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It’s been awhile since I have posted. Just a quick note to tell everyone we are still open and everyone is healthy. Richard has chosen to isolate at his home, but the regular crew is here all masked up and ready to help. It is that time of the year when our beautiful pink Queen’s Crape Myrtle is in full bloom. It is quite spectacular! Richard Lyons Nursery has them for sale in 3gal. containers.

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The spectacular pink flowering tree you are seeing all around South Florida is Cassia bakeriana or the Pink Shower Tree.

Richard Lyons Nursery has this tree in various sizes.

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Begonia’s in the landscape make excellent border plants for a shady moist location. Also, there are some stand alone clumping Angel Wing Begonia’s, that bloom continuously and can attain a height of 4-5 feet. Richard Lyons nursery has several in stock. Below are some photos of these plants in the landscape.