Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

SKU
07175
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationstrel-ITS-ia ree-JIN-ay-ee
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
Bloom TimeSummer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureExotic Tropical Flowers

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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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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