Anigozanthos flavidus ‘Landscape Violet’ – kangaroo paw

Anigozanthos Landscape Violet is from the Tall and Tough range from Gardening With Angus. It suits most soils and can be grown in sun to partial shade. Higher light levels will give  better flowering. This kangaroo paw begins flowering in spring with multi branched stems of beautiful subtle shades of very pale purple to nearly white. They will attract birds to the garden, who love to perch on the stems as they feed on the nectar. They are also lovely eye catching cut flowers.

An easy care and fast growing plant which forms a large clump with mid green sword shaped leaves. It will tolerate wet spells. 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 hardy tall kangaroo paw will grow with ease and perform well for many years, bearing masses of beautiful pale coloured flowers on the violet stems from spring through summer. ‘Landscape Violet’ has been selected for the great flower colour and for the healthy foliage. 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 fertilizer 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 Violet
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Purple, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing, 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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.