Cultivar Registration

The Heliconia Society International is the official International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for the genera Heliconia, Etlingera, Costus, Cheilocostus, Chamaecostus, and Paracostus. Register a new cultivar or look up exsiting cultivars here.

Research Grants

HSI sponsors a small grants program supporting research projects on any aspects of the botany and horticulture of the Zingiberales conducted by graduate and post-doctoral students. Annual grants of $1,000 are available. Find out more.


Conferences: Join us in Colombia 2021!

Due to Covid-19, our 2020 conference has been postponed to 2021. In the coming months we aim to provide you with conference details. We hope that you can join us for another exciting conference in the Heliconia hotspot that is Colombia!

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