A tall paw with large individual flowers which can reach 2 metres high. This paw is a strong grower that persists from year to year. Good cut flower and attracts birds that feed from the nectar rich flowers. Strappy dark green leaves.
Best in a sunny spot, feed with a good native fertiliser. Adaptable to different soils. Once established, it can be cut back hard to the ground to rejuvenate, as it will regrow from the underground rhizomes. Feed and water after cutting back to help the new growth, and if there is any danger of frost, cover the rhizomes with hay or straw to protect them.
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|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.