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Strelitzia Catalog

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Strelitzia reginae yellow

Commonly known as Mandela's Gold, Mandela's gold strelitzia, Yellow strelitzia, Yellow crane flower, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Geelkraanvoel blom, Geel Piesang

  • This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae.
  • Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.
  • They are sensitive to cold and in climates where the winter low is -7 to -1 degrees C, they should be grown in pots in a sunny or well-lit conservatory or moved to a sheltered position during the colder months.
  • The seeds should be planted in spring.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.51

Strelitzia juncea

Commonly known as Crane Flower, Rush leaved Strelitzia

  • It grows to a height of 1-2m, with long, upright, rigid, needle-like leaves, forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • This is one of the most striking ornamental plants in South Africa.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue/purple and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Crane flower'.
  •  Although the leaves are very different, the flowers are very similar to the Strelitzia reginae.
  • Flowers appear from end of autumn through to mid spring.
  • They are slow growers, but once established are long-lived.
  • They require full sun to flower well, can survive with little water and can tolerate light frosts.
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers and last well.
$0.34

Strelitzia reginae

Commonly known as Bird of Paradise, Kraanvoëlblom, Crane Flower, Orange Strelitzia 

  • They can flower within 3 years from germination under ideal conditions
  • This species grows to a height of 1.5m
  • It requires full sun to flower well
  • This species can survive with little water once established  & can tolerate light frosts
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers with a long vase life
  • Seeds should be sown in spring
  • This is one of the most striking and well recognized rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa.
  • They have large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right. The tufted growth gradually multiplies and can be divided during spring and summer.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Bird of Paradise'.
  • They flower from summer to autumn.
  • They are striking feature plants and very popular with landscapers.
  • They grow in full sun or semi shade are wind tolerant, doing well in coastal gardens.
$0.09