Anigozanthos humilis – Catspaw

A very attractive kangaroo paw from the south west of Western Australia, with yellow flowers richly shaded with orange and red appearing in spring and summer. It tolerates heat and humidity, but is a bit frost tender. Flower stems reach up to a metre high. Likes a well drained soil. Grows from an underground rhizome, which gives it resilience in drought times.

Scientific Name:Anigozanthos humilis
Family:Haemodoraceae
Common Name:Catspaw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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