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Macropidia fuliginosa

Genus Species: Macropidia fuliginosa    

Common / Product Name: Bush Eclipse / Black Kangaroo Paw

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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.

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