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This is a rather delightful smaller kangaroo paw hybrid that features red flower stems with bright yellow medium sized flowers. It is usually not a long-lived plant in the garden although a sunny well-drained spot will give the best results. An alternative is to grow it in a pot to prolong its life if your soil is poorly drained. Use it as a bird attracting feature plant. Remove the spent flower stems at ground level when it has finished blooming.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: Red/Yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: autumn.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.