Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginaeItem #7175 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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.
- 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:Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.Flower 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 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.