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Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise) AGM


An exotic, highly prized, chic flower, which ironically is naturally found growing on scrub land in South Africa.
Striking and unmistakable blooms, much-loved by florists, are produced in succession in spring and summer over evergreen clumps of attractive banana-like foliage, a perfect specimen plant for your summer garden. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height 1.2m (4’). Spread 60cm (40”). Tender perennial. Supplied in 9cm pots
Flower Colour
Blue, Orange

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden

Other
Ideal for Beginners, Suitable for Container

Hardiness
Tender Perennial

Delivery
April onwards

Flowering Time
Spring

Aspect
Full Sun

Spread
60cm (24")

Height
120cm (48")

Strelitzia reginae

Soil

Well drained

Position

Full sun

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

Spring and summer

Additional Information

Can be grown outdoors in a frost-free areal with protection from strong winds. During growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Top dress annually and repot every second year. Otherwise plant in pots and overwinter in a conservatory. Propagate by seed in spring. Tender perennial.

Delivery Date: 05 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
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