Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Orange’ – Kangaroo Paw

This is a tough and tall variety of kangaroo paw with bright flowers of orange with yellow shadings. It flowers in mid spring to early summer and the stems are branching, giving more blooms per stem. Birds love the flowers. It is suitable for most soil types, from clay to sandy, and even damp ones. An easy care variety, any blackened leaves can simply be pulled off to the base to tidy the plant. Once flowering is finished the whole stem is cut down hard, and the plant will reshoot with new stems from the underground rhizome. Feed with a handful of general purpose fertiliser once a year, watering well afterwards. Drought and light frost resistant once established. If heavier frosts hit it can blacken the foliage, and this can be left till all danger of frost is past and cut back to ground level to tidy it up. With warmer weather clean new shoots will grow from the underground rhizome.

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

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos hybrid
Cultivar:Landscape Orange
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange, Gold
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, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well 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

 


 

 

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