Bird Of Paradise
Bird Of Paradise
Strelitzia reginaeItem #7175 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.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 regularly the first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established; looks best with supplemental water during hot season. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer in Spring, before new growth emerges.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.