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Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos)


Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos) (Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos))

This is an extremely common plant grown in gardens and in front of business buildings. This plant is more than 6' (2m) tall. It's available in red, yellow, orange, pink, white and multi-colors. Photo taken May 13, 2017.



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I never heard of this but love the color

15 May, 2017

 

Beautiful I ve always wanted to grow these.

15 May, 2017

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks for the Description Have never seen it before either

15 May, 2017

 

Dont know how this shows on your screne Brian incase you can not see the actual flower looks just like a Kagaroo paw .

15 May, 2017

 

Bathgate:

It's a native of Australia, usually to the Eucalyptus forest. Of course, we grow more Eucalyptus species in the world, outside of Australia. I think this is why it's a very common plant here. It's a very drought tolerant plant. There's several size plant besides dozens of colors.

15 May, 2017

 

Thrupennybit:

It's super easy to grow. It must have well-drained soil, though.

15 May, 2017

 

Bjs:

You're welcome. :>)

15 May, 2017

 

I first seen this on a ladies page on here she lived in Australia but I have forgot her name . I was nt sure if it would with stand our cold winters here Delonix1 hence why I have never tried growing it as I have nt got a green house to store any think that might need warmth during our winters.

15 May, 2017

 

Ive killed so many. I'm still not sure what I did wrong.

15 May, 2017

 

Thrupennybit:

Not sure what the hardiness is rated as. It does love heat and dry conditions we receive here.

16 May, 2017

 

Stan,

It should easily grow up there. I remember seeing many there in Hayward. I know they love full sun.

16 May, 2017

 

I've seen some good ones. I've killed the dwarfs,the giants..all.
How funny that Airport Appliance in Hayward- advertises a lot on local TV..THEY have a nice planting of healthy Roo paws.

16 May, 2017

 

I remember Airport Appliances. lol! I purchased a refrigerator there many years ago. Is it still located on Hesperian Blvd?

16 May, 2017

 

Thank you Andy we have very wet weather here some winters can go right down here too in the midlands I ve known it go down to -18

16 May, 2017

 

I don't think it would take such cold temps.

Is it -18ºF or Celsius? That's extremely cold!

16 May, 2017

 

That would be celsius Not that many years ago we had hoar frost I could hardly breathe out side even people here in the UK does nt realise the Midlands can have colder weather than any where else.

16 May, 2017

 

Do they grow rhizomes or tubers? Reminds me a little of crocosmias

16 May, 2017

 

Yes, that's extremely cold! BRRR! LOL!

I'm very lucky I don't ever experience frosts or freezing temps here. I wouldn't be able to grow many of my plants if it got so cold.

17 May, 2017

 

Bathgate:

I'm not sure. It grows in clumps.

17 May, 2017

 

You would be able to grow them but it would be in a heated green house lol. You would get away with griwing them in places like Torquey down south of the UK it has its own micro climate like the south of France.

17 May, 2017



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