Anigozanthos viridis – Green Kangaroo Paw

A very attractive small kangaroo paw species with narrow, upright greyish green leaves on a clumping perennial plant. It flowers from late winter and extends through to mid spring, in shades of bright green infused through the velvety hairs. The flowers are great in floral arrangements as well as being excellent bird attractors in the garden. Plant in a sunny or lightly shaded open position in the garden in moderately well-drained soils. Fertilise in autumn and it also helps to liquid feed as the plant is budding up with new flowers, also ensuring the plant does not dry out to ensure good flower set. Each leaf fan only flowers once and need to be cleaned out after the flower dies offby cutting off the old leaves along with the dead flower stem. Cut as low as possible at the base of the plant to encourage the new shoots that will be the basis for next year’s flowers.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos viridis
Common Name : Green kangaroo paw
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects