Anigozanthos viridis – Green Kangaroo Paw

A very attractive small kangaroo paw species with narrow upright leaves on a clumping perennial plant. It flowers from late winter and extends through to early summer, in shades of bright green overlaid with bluish coloured velvety hairs, and are great for cut flowers. Plant in a sunny or lightly shaded open position in the garden in moderately well-drained soils and regular watering. Fertilise as the plant is budding up and water well to ensure good flower set. Each leaf fan only flowers once and need to be cleaned out after the flower dies off. Cut off the old leaves along with the dead flower as low as possible at the base of the plant which will encourage new growth.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos viridis
Common Name:Green kangaroo paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.5 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower
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.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW

 

Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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