Anigozanthos ‘Cross of Gold’ Kangaroo Paw


A medium sized clumping plant with clean strap leaves of medium dark green. A relatively tough medium sized paw with quite good vigour. It has a limited flowering season of mainly spring, and it has branched stems. The flowers are yellow on red stems.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Cross of Gold
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.9 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

 

 


 

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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