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.
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|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|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped|
|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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