Macropidia fuliginosa ‘Bush Eclipse’ Black Kangaroo Paw

A clumping grass-like perennial with broad bluish-green foliage and stunning black and green flowers in spring. A touchy plant with root rot, best grown in a rockery, raised bed or large pot.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Macropidia fuliginosa
Cultivar:Bush Eclipse
Common Name:Black Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Green, Black
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Mildly acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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