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Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
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Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
Anigozanthus 'Amber Velvet' is a clumping perennial plant with yellow-orange flowers. It is a medium sized paw, growing to around half a metre tall, and metre tall flower stems that make great cut flowers. It has quite good vigour and ink spot resistance, and is an easy care plant. Nectar loving birds and insects love the flowers. Good for massed planting as well as containers.
Plant in well drained soil in a sunny spot. Remove old flower stems to keep the plant tidy, and cut back the plant hard every few years to rejeuvenate the plant. Drought and frost tolerant once the plant is established- keep the plant moist but not wet for the first couple of months after planting.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.