Genus Species: Macropidia fuliginosa
Common / Product Name: Bush Eclipse / Black Kangaroo Paw
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.9 – 1.2m x 0.30 – 0.50m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: Low
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Low / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Black
Irrigation: Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: As low as -3°C for short periods once established.
Upper Temperatures: Low 40’s°C to Mid 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.