Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Yellow’ – Kangaroo Paw

This is a tough and tall variety of kangaroo paw with bright yellow flowers on dark red stems. 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 from plant stress or heavy frost can simply be pulled or cut 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 or good native fertiliser through the warm months, watering well afterwards to avoid root burn. Drought and light frost resistant once established.

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

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos hybrid
Cultivar:Landscape Yellow
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, Red
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, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, 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, Wow factor
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 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.