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Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' - Lilac Kangaroo Paw
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus hybrid)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' (Lilac Kangaroo Paw) - Upright perennial plant with 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 5-6 feet tall wands of lavender pink flowers on gray pink stems. Plant in a sunny and open position in the garden in well-drained soils. Irrigate regularly and fertilize in spring (not heavily and keep phosphorus on the low side). Fans only flower once and need to be cleaned out after the flowering period so remove the old leaves down to as low as possible at the end of a season. Care should be exercised that the new emerging fans are not damaged. Treat for snails. Hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. A great and tough kangaroo paw in a color yet to be seen in any other cultivar. As will other kangaroo paws this one is great for attracting hummingbirds. This is a 2017 introduction from legendary kangaroo paw breeder Angus Stewart, who was also responsible for all of the later Bush Gem hybrids, the series started in the late 1970s by the late Merv Turner. We first received the only trail material of this plant sent into to the US in late 2015 along with several other new cultivars that are part of Angus's "Landscape Series". These plants should be among the most durable and long living of the cultivated kangaroo paws for California gardens.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac'.
 
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