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Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia reginae

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Zones 22-25, 27, H1, H2
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Strelitzia reginae

Bird of Paradise
Strelitziaceae
Perennials

STRELITZIA

From South Africa. Evergreen plants with long-stalked, leathery leaves and highly individual flowers. Blossoms are produced intermittently throughout year; they are long lasting on plant and as cut flowers. Both species are good for poolside plantings; they produce no litter and withstand some splashing. Hardy to about 28°F/-2°C.

Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia reginae

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Strelitzia reginae

Grown for spectacular flowers, which bear a startling resemblance to the heads of crested tropical birds. Flowers combine orange, blue, and white, and are borne on long, stiff stems. Flowering is best in cooler seasons (though blooms appear year-round). Trunkless plant grows 5–6 ft. high and about as wide; blue-green leaves are 1/2 ft. long. This species benefits greatly from frequent, heavy feeding. Divide infrequently, since large, crowded clumps bloom best. Good in containers. Recovers slowly from frost damage.

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