Anigozanthos humilis – Catspaw

A very attractive kangaroo paw from the south west of Western Australia, with yellow flowers richly shaded with orange and red appearing in spring and summer. It tolerates heat and humidity, but is a bit frost tender. Flower stems reach up to a metre high. Likes a well drained soil. Grows from an underground rhizome, which gives it resilience in drought times.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos humilis
Common Name : Catspaw
Height : 1
Flower Color : Yellow, Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects