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A relatively tough, long-lived kangaroo paw of medium height and beautiful soft pink flower colour. This plant makes for a wonderful feature in a sunny, well drained spot in the garden and is tougher than many kangaroo paws in this size range. Cut off the spent flower stems and their associated leaves after flowering has finished to keep the plant looking its best.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Alternaria Leaf spot and rust
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: All year.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.