This is one of the most prolific flowering of all kangaroo paws and it does it all year round. Bird attracting and great as cut flowers. The small habit and bright red flowers make a dramatic statement as a feature plant in the garden, for larger landscaping and for containers in smaller areas. Remove spent flower stems at ground level as well as any blackened leaves. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertilizer in the warm months, being sure to water well afterwards to prevent plant damage.
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|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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