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>>>
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos hybrid|
|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|
|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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