Anigozanthos kalbarriensis – Kangaroo Paw

A low growing and compact kangaroo paw, native to the Geraldton region in Western Australia and relatively rare. The flower colour is variable, from yellow to green covered with red velvety hairs, giving them a very tactile quality. The leaves are green and sword shaped, and the plant grows from an underground rhizome, which contributes to its drought resistant qualities. Naturally growing on sandy soils, it needs very good drainage to thrive. Cut back dead flowers to keep tidy.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos kalbarriensis
Common Name : Kangaroo Paw
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : Yellow, Red, Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects