Dramatic brilliant bracts of florets densely packed together on thick stems. The flowers may be upright or drooping. Colors are Orange, red, yellow, pink and some bi-colors. Heliconia is named after Mount Helicon, the seat of the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts and sciences in Greek mythology. Like their god Apollo, the Muses supposedly remained young and beautiful forever. Much like the long lasting and beautiful heliconia flowers.