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Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Yellow Gem

Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem' is a tall variety of kangaroo paw, with bicoloured red and yellow flowers on highly branched stems. Flowering is from spring to summer, and will attract all sorts of nectar feeders. Also great cut flowers.  A very tough kangaroo paw, with great garden performance. Grows to 2 metres tall. Plant is full sun in a well drained soil. Once established, old tired sections can be cut back hard to the ground to remove discoloured leaves and finished flower stems. It is a hybrid of Anigozanthos flavidus and A. pulcherimus.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red or yellow
Flowering season: spring summer

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.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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