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Anigozanthos 'Kings Park Federation Flame' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.

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