This wild species kangaroo paw is the most reliable and long lived of this group. The leathery, dark green leaves are very tough and tend to hold up better against ink spot than all other kangaroo paws. There are numerous colour and height forms of this species as you will see illlustrated here. Make sure you find a good colour form as it is great bird attracting garden plant that can be a feature at the back of beds. Remove the dead flower stems and their associated foliage after flowering.
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos flavidus|
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Other Common Names:||Tall Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Purple, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|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, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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