Common name: Bird of paradise flower

Native to: South Africa

 

Strelitzia are evergreen perennials, forming a clump of long-stalked, linear to broadly oblong leaves, with stiff stems bearing beak-like bracts from which strikingly coloured flowers open in succession.

 

S. reginae is an evergreen perennial to 1.5m, forming a clump of long-stalked, oblong, grey-green leaves; orange and blue flowers emerge in succession from a beak-like spathe.

Strelitzia reginae

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  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: Showy, orange-blue flowers from a beak-like spathe

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, grey-green, banana-like leaves

    Growth habit: Clump-forming

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant; needs some shelter

    Height: Up to 1.5 metres

    Spread: Up to 1 metre

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Showy, structural species to add tropical feel to a garden. Good in swathes in large areas.

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