Anigozanthos kalbarriensis – Kangaroo Paw

 

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.

Family:Haemodoraceae
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
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
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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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

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Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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