Anigozanthos manglesii – Red and Green Kangaroo Paw

This beautiful kangaroo paw species is deservedly the floral emblem of Western Australia, which is home to this uniquely Australian species. It has a vivid combination of bright green flowers atop bright red stems, all clothed in a velvety soft haired texture. It flowers from late winter through to summer. It prefers a sandy well drained soil, it performs well in large pots as well.

It grows as a perennial plant with flowering stems to a metre high, but can be short lived in times of high rainfall or humidity. Growing in raised beds or large pots in areas where this is likely to affect them will help extend their growing life. The plant has an underground rhizome which helps store food for times of stress such as drought. Flowering takes energy from the plant, so fertilise and water in late winter as the weather warms, which will help bud formation.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos manglesii
Common Name : Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
Height : 1
Flower Color : Red, Green
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects