Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo - Red Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos flavidus)

This variety of Kangaroo Paw is called
'Big Roo Red'.  All of the Big Roo's reach 6 feet tall.
Kangaroo Paws are terrific drought tolerant and cut flower plants.
It is important that they have full to part sun and well draining soil.
Always plant your Kangaroo Paw so that the the root crown
(where the roots meet the leaves) is at least 2 inches above the soil,
and then add mulch for those last 2 inches.  That way water can't collect
around the root crown which can lead to disease.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Tierrasanta

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