A smaller variety with beautiful red and green paw flowers, set against attractive blue grey leaves. It can be short lived as a garden plant, but is outstanding as a potted feature plant. Likes a sunny spot, well drained soil. Main flowering is in spring and again in autumn. Fertilise in late winter to spring as the flower buds are forming, watering in afterwards…drying out when the buds are developing can lead to smaller flowers. Clean up after flowering by cutting back the dying flowers long with the leaf fan that goes with it, as this will help open the plant up for good air flow. Any damaged leaves are also easily cleaned by pulling them off.
See my article on Renew Your Kangaroo Paw for maintenance tips>>>
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Green|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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