Unusual gold coloured flowers with red stems on an extremely tough tall growing plant. A great garden and larger landscaping plant which has stood the test of time. Spring to summer flowering, which attracts birds, and is good for long lasting cut blooms. It grows from an underground rhizome, so once established, the plant can be cut back hard to the ground and will reshoot with fresh clean growth. Likes a well drained soil, flowers best in a sunny spot. Feed with a good native fertiliser in late winter to spring.
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Height:||1.2 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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