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

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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

 

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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