Mauna Loa, an anthurium developed at the Univeristy of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, won a Red Ribbon in the Society of American Florists’ 2008 Outstanding Varieties Competition.
Hawaiʻ Big Island grower Harold Tanouye, pictured, entered the bloom.
His Green Point Nurseries is one of the state’s largest producers of cut flowers.
Hawaiʻi anthuriums had a farm-gate value of nearly $5 million in 2007.
Download the Mauna Loa fact sheet (PDF).