Kangaroo Paw

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Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos spp.
Kangaroo’s Paw
3

10 feet
2

3 feet
Western Australia
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Dappled bright shade. Perennial, with swordlike leaves that typically disappear in summer and return with cooler weather. They spread from shallow rhizomes in well-drained soil; protect them from excess irrigation in summer or they will be short-lived.

An unusual specimen locally, Kangaroo Paws are superficially similar to iris or crinum and used similarly in the landscape typically in mass plantings. Red or yellow flowers appear in spring on branched stems; many cultivars are available.

Native to Western Australia, Anigozathos have been in cultivation in California since 1902.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-10' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Red, Yellow
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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