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Orange Bird Of Paradise

Add drama to patio containers

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 10-11
  • Flowering Date: Seasonal Bloomer
  • Ship As: 2" POT
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Orange Bird Of Paradise

Dare to be different. Savvy gardeners are trending toward adding tropical drama to annual patio pots, and this plant will put the "thrill" in your container "thrillers." The textural contrast of the large (up to 4' tall) gray-green, banana-like leaves add a tropical feel and are attractive all season long. The exotic flowers with three brilliant orange sepals and three bright blue petals emerge from a hard beaklike sheath at a right angle to the stem, giving the appearance of a bird's head. It reliably reblooms and although the blooms are sporadic, they last for weeks. Bird of Paradise can be grown outdoors in warmer climates. In Northern areas, this plant is often grown as a patio plant during the summer months and brought indoors during cooler weather. Strelitzia reginae
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameStrelitzia reginae
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone10-11
  • Flowering DateSeasonal Bloomer
  • Planting InstructionsIn house or greenhouse, grow in large containers with soil-based potting mix. Outdoors, grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade with shelter from strong winds.
  • Winter CareWinter hardy to zones 10 to 12. In cold climates grow them in pots that can be moved indoors when freezing temperatures are expected.
  • Flower FormThe spathe is a hard beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges. It is a right angle to the stem, which gives the appearance of a bird's head. The flowers emerge one at a time from the spathe.
  • Foliage TypeGrey-green banana-like leaves grow about 3 1/2 to 4 feet high.
  • Soil RequirementRich loamy soil and plenty of water. Once established, it is very tolerant and will thrive in most soils with very little water.
  • Shipped2" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateSlow.
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Annuals
1A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A-10B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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