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Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Pronunciation: strel-ITS-ia ree-JIN-ay-ee
SKU #07175

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Description Highly valued for its large, exotic, colorful blooms in a bold blend of orange, blue, and white. Lends a tropical look to any landscape. A long-lasting flower for cut arrangements. Crowns of long stalks with large grey-green leaves provide year-round interest. Very useful as a specimen planting, especially on a patio or near a pool. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free areas
Mature Size Slow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside
Design Ideas Use 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.
Flower Color Orange
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Lantana (Lantana); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Jatropha (Jatropha)
Care Thrives in rich loamy soils, but highly adaptable to many soil types. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought but looks best with regular water. Fertilize in spring before new growth emerges.

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