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Anigozanthos 'Cross of Gold' is a medium sized clumping plant with clean strappy leaves of medium dark green. It blooms throughout the year, and has red flower stems with bright yellow flowers. Growing to around 60 centimetres high and wide. A relatively tough medium sized paw with quite good vigour. Plant in a sunny spot in well drained soil for best performance. Cut dead flower stems back hard to the ground.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: red and yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.9 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 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: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Ink spot disease
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.