Bird of Paradise
Fragrant lemon yellow flowers in 3-6" long racemes.
In colder areas, an herbaceous perennial often to only
3-6'. Ferny lush
green foliage and spectacular flowers.
Will tolerate more heat than most.
Pods and seeds may be poisonous. Large shrub 15' tall
& wide. Native of Northern Mexico.
In low desert, evergreen and can bloom year round.
No spines. Seeds
are distributed by pods splitting but seedlings are easily
controlled. Moderately rapid grower but needs well drained soil.