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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).
Flower colour: red or yellow
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Ink spot disease
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.