Bird of Paradise
A deciduous plant is native to South America. Incredibly showy flowering plant, exotic large yellow flowers in whorls each with 3′ strings of red stamens protruding. Each flower lasts a day but a truss carries many individual flowers. Flowering from summer to late autumn. USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
Sowing: Scarify seed then soak seed in warm water for 24 hours. Surface sow onto moist well-drained soil- cover with a fine layer of soil. The ideal temperature for germ. 25°C. Keep moist, but not wet. Germination 2-8 weeks but can be erratic and much longer.