This is one of the original forms of Strelitzia from South Africa. A striking plant with big glossy banana-like leaves and fantastic orange flowers in spring. Mature plants produce lots of flowers in a good spot – sunny and well fed.
Strelitzia tolerates shade (with fewer flowers) and coastal sites. But does not like temperatures below -4°C, so plant in a protected and well mulched site in warmer UK gardens or Mediterranean gardens or keep in pots to be moved indoors in frosty weather.
Pack of 8 seeds. Sow in spring to autumn. Flowering generally starts in the 3rd season. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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