A very attractive kangaroo paw from the south west of Western Australia, with yellow flowers richly shaded with orange and red appearing in spring and summer. It tolerates heat and humidity, but is a bit frost tender. Flower stems reach up to a metre high. Likes a well drained soil. Grows from an underground rhizome, which gives it resilience in drought times.
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos humilis|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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