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Products > Anigozanthos 'Harmony'
 
Anigozanthos 'Harmony' - Red-Yellow Kangaroo Paw

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus x A. pulcherrimus)
Height: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Harmony' (Red-Yellow Kangaroo Paw) - Upright evergreen perennial plant with 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 4-5 feet tall wands of yellow flowers with reddish stems in spring-fall. 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. Attracts hummingbirds. This early Anigozanthos flavidus x A. pulcherrimus cultivar was hybridized by pioneering kangaroo paw breeder Keith Oliver at Lakkari Native Plant Nursery, and for many years it reigned as the best red and yellow cultivar. From 1996 until 2006 also grew the similar 'Yellow Gem', which was a great plant as well, but 'Harmony' had better name recognition and was our preferred red and yellow cultivar. In 2005 we began trials on some of Keith Oliver's later hybrids and discovered how durable the slightly shorter 'Gold Velvet' was. Because of its slightly smaller size and its longevity that we decided in 2015 that it was the only yellow and red cultivar we would continue to grow.  The information about Anigozanthos 'Harmony' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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