Bird of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae

Light shade in hottest climates. Regular water. 5-6 feet tall and just as wide. 1.5 foot long, blue-green leaves. Flowers resemble heads of tropical birds. Flowers are orange, blue and white. Flowers bloom on long stems.

Themes: Italian/Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
Colors: Blue/Green, Orange, Blue, White
Kind: Perennial
Zones: 9 , 12-21 (under overhangs where heat can be trapped) 22-24; H1, H2 (more info)
Characteristics: Fire Retardant, Seacoast Conditions, Shade Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Yellow/Orange Flowering