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Anigozanthos 'Cross of Gold' (Kangaroo Paw)

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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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Top plants for hedges and screens. Hedges and screens in gardens create privacy or screen out an unwanted view. Learn about which plants are best for this.

Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red and yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.9 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 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: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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