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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
Anigozanthos 'Kings Park Federation Flame' is a strappy leaf perennial plant with generous spikes of easily recognisable furry paw shaped flowers. The stunning bright orange flowers on a reasonably tall stems along with grey-green foliage are the key features of this beautiful kangaroo paw. It will flower in spring, summer and autumn. Use it as bird attracting feature plant for a sunny well drained spot in the garden or as a container plant. Cut the spent flower stems back to ground level when they die back. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native plant food.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: Orange
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 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: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.