Anigozanthos ‘Bush Matilda’ – Kangaroo Paw

A good medium sized kangaroo paw with yellow flowers, which are great for cut flowers and to attract nectar feeding birds to the garden.  Easy care plants, simply pull off any leaves that get brown to tidy, and once flowering has finished, cut back each leaf fan to the ground. Or if the plant is well established, the whole plant can be cut back for fresh new growth. Not phosphorus sensitive, so any fertilizer is fine. Be sure to water adequately when budding up, but otherwise drought tolerant.

See my article on Renew Your Kangaroo Paw for maintenance tips>>>

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos hybrid
Cultivar:Bush Matilda
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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