Landscape Scarlet is from the Tall and Tough range of kangaroo paws, and grows well in a good range of soil types and positions. It makes a stunning garden and landscape plant with its tall flower stems from spring to summer, and is attractive to nectar eating birds and insects, and they make great cut flowers. A once a year tidy up after the flowers die down make these easy care plants, simply cut the old flower and associated leaf sheath down close to the ground.
The plant does well in sun to part shade, lower light levels will slightly lessen the number of flowers. Feed with a good native fertiliser while flowering, and water in dry times as drought can lead to smaller blooms. Tolerant of light frost. If heavier frost burns the foliage, wait till all danger of frost has past and cut back hard to the ground, as kangaroo paws grow from underground rhizomes, they will resprout with fresh new growth.
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|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.