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Orange Bird Of Paradise

Add drama to patio containers

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 10-11
  • Flowering Date: Seasonal Bloomer

We ship this item in Spring

69162-Orange Bird Of Paradise

1 per pack $6.99

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
  • Ships As2" POT
  • 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 throughout the year. Plant is very tolerant and will thrive in most soils and can survive with very little water once established.
  • Unique CharactersticsExtremely popular plant with exotic looking blooms reminiscent of a bird head. Grown outdoors in southern Florida, California and especially Hawaii.
  • Shipped2" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateSlow.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

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

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Annuals
1A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
7A-10B 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
Last Order Date June 4th, 2018

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