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Anigozanthos 'Green Dragon' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Green Dragon 1

Anigozanthos 'Green Dragon' is a clumping herbaceous perennial with lovely emerald green and cream paw shaped flowers.  It has a dwarf habit with unbranched stems. A short-lived garden plant but outstanding in a pot. Grow in a sunny spot in a well drained soil, and fertilise in spring with a good slow release fertiliser. A sprinkle of snail pellets will control slugs and snails, which love the new growth.

Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: green
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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: not suitable.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Pests

Slugs and snails

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good slow release fertiliser.

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