Giant Bird of Paradise
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||stre-LITS-ee-uh NICK-oh-ly|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing clump reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.|
|Design Ideas||A stunning plant for a full-sun display in a bed large enough to accommodate its eventual size. This would make a fine specimen planting or in a bed with lower-growing companions.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Poolside, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Thrives in rich loamy soils, but highly adaptable to many soil types. Provide shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established, tolerates moderate drought but looks best with regular water. Remove ragged leaves from clump periodically.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11