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

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