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Red Bird of Paradise

Red Bird of Paradise

Regular price $6.30 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: orange-red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Red Bird of Paradise is a perennial shrub native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It's highly prized in landscaping for its showy and ornate flowers, which provide a burst of color in warm-weather gardens.

One of the most striking features of this plant is its flowers. The blossoms are a fiery mix of orange and red with long, prominent stamens that extend beyond the petals, giving the appearance of a bird in flight. This flamboyant display of color is particularly eye-catching and can add a tropical flair to any garden setting. The flowers bloom profusely in the warmer months, from late spring through early fall.

In addition to its stunning flowers, the Red Bird of Paradise has attractive, fern-like foliage. The leaves are bright green, bipinnate, and add a lush, tropical look to the plant. The shrub's size and shape make it suitable for a variety of landscaping uses, including as a standalone specimen, in mixed borders, or as part of a tropical-themed garden.

Adapted to hot and sunny conditions, the Red Bird of Paradise is drought-tolerant once established. It prefers well-drained soil and requires minimal watering, making it a suitable choice for water-efficient landscapes. The plant can be pruned back in late winter or early spring to encourage bushier growth and more prolific flowering.

The Red Bird of Paradise's combination of dramatic, brightly colored flowers and low-maintenance care requirements make it a popular choice for gardeners in warm climates. Its ability to provide a vibrant splash of color and a touch of the tropics makes it an excellent addition to gardens that aim for a bold and exotic aesthetic.

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