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All kangaroo paw species originate solely from Western Australia’s rugged landscapes. Among them, Anigozanthos flavidus thrives in the southwestern extremes of the state, spanning from Augusta to Two Peoples Bay and stretching northward to Waroona. It flourishes in diverse habitats including roadsides, riverbanks, swamps, shallow waters, and eucalypt forests, exhibiting a notable tolerance for dappled sunlight.

As a perennial herb, Anigozanthos flavidus boasts evergreen leaves reaching up to one meter in length and two centimeters in width, forming expansive clumps up to two meters in diameter. Anchored by a resilient underground rhizome, up to five centimeters in diameter, this plant fortifies itself against fire and drought, resurging once favorable conditions return.

Its flowering period, spanning from November to February, heralds a vibrant summer spectacle amid garden lulls. Each flowering scape emerges from the heart of the leaf fan, producing up to ten stems per plant and yielding a remarkable total of up to 350 flowers. Exhibiting hues ranging from green and yellow to striking reds, pinks, and oranges, these blooms enchant both in fresh arrangements and when preserved.

Birds, drawn to the nectar nestled within the tubular perianth, act as pollinators. Their probing beaks inadvertently dust the stamens with pollen, facilitating cross-pollination as they move from flower to flower. By incorporating A. flavidus into garden landscapes, one can foster native bird activity.

Cultivating Anigozanthos flavidus proves straightforward, whether from seed or rhizome cuttings, earning it the reputation as the most manageable kangaroo paw species to grow. Renowned for its resilience, it boasts longevity, with some specimens enduring over three decades. Adaptable and enduring, it thrives both in garden beds and in container gardens, provided frost protection in temperate climates.

In temperate zones, cultivation may necessitate greenhouse sheltering or outdoor mulching during winter months. Renowned for their distinctive allure and enduring charm, kangaroo paws, including Anigozanthos flavidus, remain coveted choices for floral arrangements.

 

Grow Notes
Anigozanthos flavidus is to be planted in full sun and is adaptable to most soil types, from sandy to clay, and will even grow partly immersed, tolerating wet feet.

Watering should be withheld during the dormant period.

It is less prone to the fungal attacks other kangaroo paws suffer, such as ink spot disease or rust. To avoid further outbreaks of ink spot disease simply avoid overhead watering of the plant, keeping the leaves dry.

The only other problem A. flavidus may suffer from is snails. However, it is much more resistant to these than other species of kangaroo paw and will mostly only suffer snail attack as seedlings.

After the second-year rhizome divisions can be taken Autumn, simply by cutting the rhizome with a sharp knife or spade, ensuring each section has a healthy bud on it. These can then be planted as separate plants and will recover very quickly.

Sow
The seed should be sown in a freely draining seed-raising mix during Spring and Summer. Cover to no more than the width of a seed.

Keep the soil moist, never wet.

Germination
15-40 days after the first watering.

Maturity
The young plants usually flower after a year.

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