2018, October 9. Philippine Flowers, Series 2
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 13.5
Singles, Sheets of 100
17p Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
First Day Covers: Manila
Philippine Flowers Definitives - Series 2
BIRD OF PARADISE (Strelitzia reginae)
A tropical-looking evergreen plant valued for its unique, large,
bird-like, orange, blue and white flower heads. Crowns of long
stalks with large grey-green foliage provide year-round interest.
Long lasting cut flowers. Use an accent, especially on patios or
near pools. Works well for containers.
The bird of paradise flower meaning includes joy and paradise, as it
is the quintessential tropical flower. It originates from South
Africa, where it is also nicknamed the Crane Flower. This flower has
been grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, South Africa since
1773. The scientific name for the bird of paradise is Strelitzia
reginae, which was named by Sir Joseph Banks, who was the director
of the royal gardens. He named genus, Strelitzia, after Queen
Charlotte who was the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
The bird of paradise gets its name from the fact that its flower is
made of three bright orange petals and three blue petals which are
fused together into a single bud. As the flower blooms, each petal
makes its debut and the resulting shape mirrors that of a tropical
bird in flight.
Bird of paradise meanings include joyfulness and paradise, as well
as anticipation and excitement. Other meanings include faithfulness,
love, and thoughtfulness.
The bird of paradise is the official flower for a ninth
Birds of paradise also represent having a good perspective on life.