Anigozanthos flavidus ‘Landscape Lilac’ – Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos Landscape Lilac is from the Tall and Tough range from Gardening With Angus. It suits most soils and can be grown in sun to part shade. Higher light levels will give  better flowering. Blooming in spring with multi branched stems of beautiful subtle shades of pale purple to lilac colours, they will attract birds to the garden. They are also lovely eye catching cut flowers. As the flower opens it will age to a pale green. It will tolerate wet spells. An easy care and fast growing plant which forms a large clump, if the leaves become damaged from old age or extreme weather conditions such as frost, and when the flower stems die off, simply cut the old growth down close to the ground. The plant will reshoot from the underground rhizome. This fantastic mid-sized Kangaroo paw will grow with ease and perform well for many years, bearing masses of pretty lilac to pale green coloured flowers from spring through summer. ‘Landscape Lilac’ has been selected for the great flower colour and for the way it develops multiple shoots quickly. As it is a fast grower, it needs some feeding and watering through the warm months to reduce plant stress, which can lead to leaf spotting. A good native or general purpose fertiliser followed up with a good watering will ensure good growth.

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

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos flavidus
Cultivar:Landscape Lilac
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Green, Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

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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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