Common name: Mexican Bird of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados, Peacock Flower.
Color: Red, Bright Yellow
Bloom time: Blooms all year.
Height: 6-8 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care:
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade.
Soil: Well-drained, pH range from 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Water: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Fertilizer: In early spring beginning the year after it is planted, it can be given nitrogen fertilizer diluted to half-strength to give it a boost.
- It is beneficial to prune peacock flowers to the ground in late winter or early spring for a more compact, bushier shrub.
- A unique specimen for show-off in your yard or garden.