Anigozanthos flavidus 'Red Cross'
|Red, purple, green or yellow tubular flowers tower above clumps of smooth, leathery, sword-shaped leaves. The woolly flowers on these Australian natives are curved at the tips like kangaroo paws, giving them their common name. Hummingbirds flock to these striking blooms. Long-lasting cut flowers. Need little water, good drainage and sun. Cut spent flower spikes to ground. Water during spring and growing or blooming season. Tolerates only a little frost. Prone to fungus diseases, snails and slugs.
The largest and hardiest of the Kangaroo Paws with stunning flowers.
Attributes - Anigozanthos flavidus 'Red Cross'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.
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