A strappy leafed upright plant, with tall spikes of bright flowers in tones of orange and gold in spring and summer. A great garden and larger landscaping plant which has stood the test of time. The flowers attract birds, and are good for long lasting cut blooms. It grows from an underground rhizome, so once established, if the leaves suffer blackening from frost or high winds, the plant can be cut back hard to the ground and will reshoot with fresh clean growth . Likes a well drained soil, flowers best in a sunny spot. Feed with a good native fertiliser in late winter to spring.
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|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.8 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||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, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, 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.
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