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.
|Scientific Name:||Macropidia fuliginosa|
|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|
|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|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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