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Anigozanthos 'Regal Velvet' is a medium sized paw with red and green paw shaped flowers. It has quite good vigour, and is reasonably resistant to inkspot disease. It blooms in spring and summer, and can be used for cut flowers. Flower colour is not as bright as other red/green cultivars but it is a tougher plant. Plant is full sun, in a good open soil. Once the flower stems die down, cut it back hard to the ground. Fertilise in spring.
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Flower colour: red or brown
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.