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Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Amber Velvet 3

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous native fertiliser.

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