Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Item 7175


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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Average Size at Maturity
Slow growing clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, and as wide or wider.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer; nearly year-round in frost-free climates.
Flower Color: Orange
Garden Style: Tropical
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.

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.

Customer Reviews

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by drisco, April 17, 2019

My new plants aren't blooming, but I know they will survive the freezing and frying of our area's weather and probably bloom by next year! They came healthy and still look great, now in terra cotta pots. If they continue to thrive, they'll go in the ground by next year!

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