Genus Species: Anigozanthos
Common / Product Name: Kangaroo Paw / Yellow Gem
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 1.2 – 2m x 1.00 – 1.00m
Pruning: Remove spent flowers annually
Frost Tolerance: Low
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Low / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Evergreen rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Yellow
Irrigation: Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -2°C for short periods. Frost will burn leaves and flowers, which can be cut back after the cold season to promote new growth.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Low 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Requires good air flow, subject to ink in humid conditions.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron annually for best results.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.