Anigozanthos rufus ‘Kings Park Federation Flame’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

The stunning bright orange flowers on a reasonably tall branched flower stem along with grey-green foliage are the key features of this beautiful kangaroo paw. Use it as bird attracting feature plant for a sunny well drained spot in the garden or as a container plant. Cut the spent flower stems back to ground level at the end of flowering to keep the plant tidy. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertiliser in spring and water in well afterwards.

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

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos rufus
Cultivar:Kings Park Federation Flame
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, 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

 

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.