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Anigozanthos flavidus

Kangaroo Paw

Perennials

ANIGOZANTHOS

Evergreen from southwestern Australia. Thick rootstocks send up fans of dark green, swordlike leaves and spikes bearing fuzzy, tubular flowers in red, purple, green, or yellow. The striking blooms are curved at the tips like kangaroo paws (tips are split into six segments). Plants bloom from late spring to fall if spent flowering spikes are cut to the ground. Good cut flowers. Grow in light sandy soil or heavier soil amended to improve drainage. Control snails and slugs.

Anigozanthos flavidus

Branching stems to 5 ft. tall bear 1–1 1/2-in.-long, yellow-green flowers tinged with red. Foliage clump is 2–3 ft. wide.

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