A low growing and compact kangaroo paw, native to the Geraldton region in Western Australia and relatively rare. The flower colour is variable, from yellow to green covered with red velvety hairs, giving them a very tactile quality. The leaves are green and sword shaped, and the plant grows from an underground rhizome, which contributes to its drought resistant qualities. Naturally growing on sandy soils, it needs very good drainage to thrive. Cut back dead flowers to keep tidy.
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos kalbarriensis|
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Other Common Names:||Kalbarri Cat's Paw|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Green|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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