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.
|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|
|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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