One of the most beautiful and extraordinary flowers grown in Brevard County is the Bird of Paradise, native to South Africa.
Sun Requirements: full sun or partial shade.
Orange Bird of Paradise – Strelitzia reginae: The smaller orange bird forms a three to five-foot-tall clump, produces exotic orange and blue flowers. The evergreen leaves do not shed and make a welcome addition around pools, in a landscape or container.
White (Giant) Bird of Paradise – Strelitzia nicolai : The white bird grows to 20 feet or more in height with leaves, that reach 4 or more feet in length, making a dramatic and exotic statement in the landscape.