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Anigozanthos 'Orange Cross' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Orange Cross 1

Anigozanthis 'Orange Cross' is an upright, strappy leaf perennial, with long sword shaped leaves. It has tall spikes of orange flowers which nectar loving birds are attracted to. A very tough plant, with great garden performance. Likes a sunny spot with well drained soil. Cut back the old flowering stems to ground level after they have finished.

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 autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 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, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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