Kind of Issue : Definitive
Denomination & Quantity : P17 - - - 500,000
Date of Issue : October 9, 2018
Size of Stamps : 25mm x 25mm
Sheet Composition : 100 (10 x 10)
Perforation : 13.5
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro
Design : Bird of Paradise

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 is known as the ultimate symbol of
paradise and freedom. Due to its tropical nature, this flower
also symbolizes freedom and joy.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 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 ninth wedding anniversary. Bird of
paradise flower also represent having a good perspective on life.