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This wild species kangaroo paw is the most reliable and long lived of this group. The leathery, dark green leaves are very tough and tend to hold up better against ink spot than all other kangaroo paws. There are numerous colour and height forms of this species as you will see illlustrated here. Make sure you find a good colour form as it is great bird attracting garden plant that can be a feature at the back of beds. Remove the dead flower stems and their associated foliage after flowering.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.