Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginaeItem #7175 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
A tropical-looking evergreen plant valued for its unique, large, bird-like, orange, blue and white flower heads. Crowns of long stalks with large grey-green foliage provide year-round interest. Long lasting cut flowers. Use an accent, especially on patios or near pools. Works well for containers.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:strel-ITS-ia ree-JI-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:22 - 24Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Fall and WinterFlower color:OrangeGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasUse this perennial in patio containers where its bird-like flowers and exotic foliage will make a striking impression. It also works well with other tropical-looking plants in garden plantings.Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Jatropha (Jatropha)
- CareCare InformationThrives in rich loamy soils, but highly adaptable to many soil types. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought but looks best with regular water. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer in spring before new growth emerges.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.