Pearl has a dwarf habit with branched stems and prolific non-stop blooming performance. A reasonable garden plant but an outstanding kangaroo paw in a pot. Lovely, bird attracting pink flowers, which also make good cut flowers. Clean up dead flowers by cutting the stem plus the leaf fan that contains the stem close to the ground. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertiliser through the warm months and water when it is hot, dry or windy (or all three). A plant that produces as much floral display as Pearl needs proper food and water to be at its best.
See my article on Renew Your Kangaroo Paw for maintenance tips>>>
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, 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, Butterflies|
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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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