Thursday, July 5, 2007
In Bloom at Botanica: Bird of Paradise
Botanical Name: Caesalpinia gilliesii 'Yellow Bird of Paradise'
Where: Shakespearean Garden
Description: This drought-tolerant shrub quickly grows to a height of 10' with an 8' spread. It will produce clusters of yellow flowers with long, red stamens. As the pods mature, they split spewing seeds.
Growing Tips: Prefers a sunny location to part shade. It likes sandy, well-drained soil. May be pruned to encourage a more dense growth.
Also Blooming: Crocosmia, Butterfly Bushes, Daylilies and many varieties of annuals