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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bird of paradise bird of paradise flower
canna-leaved strelitzia crane flower
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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based compost, in a large container or greenhouse bed, in full light with shade from hot sun. During growth, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Top dress annually and repot every second year. Water sparingly in winter and ventilate when temperatures exceed 20°C. Can be grown outdoors in a frost-free, moist but well-drained, fertile soil with protection from strong winds
Propagate by seed sown at 18-21°C in spring or division of rooted suckers in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by scale insects, glasshouse red spider mite and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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bird of paradise
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