The Yellow Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold' - is a rare, yellow form of the famous orange Bird of Paradise. This spectacular cultivar has flaring, yellow sepals and blue petals reminiscent of a crested tropical bird. Like the orange form, it is easy to grow in the right conditions. It can be difficult to start from seeds, so we offer established plants.
This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae.
Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'.
It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.