A truly magnificent hybrid by John Arden. A cultivar of (rothii x fasciculata ‘Magnifica’), a perfect combination that produced a robust, leafy, gracefully shaped and spectacularly blooming hybrid. The leaves are channeled, gracefully arching and recurving (much like the rothii parent) and somewhat glabrous green, but dusted with a slight coating of trichomes.
The inflorescence is nothing short of spectacular; a sturdy rachis rising well above the foliage with long, narrow, leaf-like bracts, green but with red sheaths and about eight thick, digitate branches that are bright yellow on the upper half and bright red on the lower. Really a pretty plant and very long lasting in bloom.