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Anigozanthos 'Regal Velvet' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

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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.

Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red or brown
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Inkspot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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