Bird Of Paradise or Crane Flower
Plants will take a number of years but grow in to large clumps and produce in winter and spring large orange or yellow flowers on stems that are three feet long. An outstanding cut flower. Plants can reach a height of 5 to 6 feet and a width of 3 to 4 feet. Grow in large containers in a greenhouse and provide full sun but some light shade from the direct hot afternoon sunshine under very hot conditions. This is a tropical plant from South America. Grow it outside in the summer and bring it in for the winter. Minimum temp is F 50. The cut flowers look like fancy tropical birds and make for premium cut flowers.