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Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' is a strappy leaf perennial plant with golden yellow paw flowers with orange bases. It is a relatively tough medium sized paw with quite good vigour. Limited flowering season with branched stems. A good landscaping plant, and is also great in a large pot. This kangaroo paw has been bred to be more cold hardy.
Anigozanthos grows from an underground rhizome, which enables the plant to regenerate after being cut back hard. Remove dead flowers to keep the plant tidy.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange and yellow
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.