Anigozanthos ‘Yellow Gem’ – Kangaroo Paw

This plant has a large habit, and the flowers are also quite tall. A tough plant, which gives good garden performance. It has vibrant bicoloured red and yellow flower on highly branched stems. Flowering season limited to spring to summer. Feed well, and ensure it gets enough water when it is budding up, otherwise the flowers can abort. Each stem flowers once, so after the blooms are finished, cut that fan back to the base to tidy the plant.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Yellow Gem
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good 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

 

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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