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Strelitzia reginae (Bird Of Paradise)
Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae (Bird Of Paradise) Bird of Paradise
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£4.99 0820000062 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Strelitzia reginae the aptly named Bird of Paradise, is unparalleled in beauty of colour and form. Fantastic, exotic flowers grace this plant in spring. Grow them in your own greenhouse. One of the most rewarding of plants, it will take quite a bit of abuse and careless handling. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).

This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Botanical name Strelitzia reginae
Common name Bird of Paradise
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Orange, Blue
Flowering time Spring, Winter
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage colour Silver/Grey, Green
Fragrance N
Habit Clump forming
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Spring, Winter
Stem colour Red, Silver/Grey, Green
Time to maturity 10 - 20 years
Ultimate height 1.1m - 1.5m
Ultimate spread 0.6m - 1m
Useful/additional information Sow any time of year. Remove the orange tuft and soak for up to 24 hours. Press seeds into moist sand and seal inside a plastic bag. Place in the dark at 21-24C (70-75F). Germination can take 1-6 months. Inspect the seeds regularly and pot up any which have started to grow, into a good seed compost. Any which have produced a root only should also be potted up and kept damp until a shoot appears. They can take 4 or more years to flower from seed. Place outside all summer and bring in before frost. Keep slightly pot bound and feed through spring and summer with Phostrogen. Water with care through the winter.

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