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Products > Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem'
 
Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem' - 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: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem' (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 cultivar is very similar to 'Harmony' and we grew both of these cultivars from 1995 until 2006, but decided that 'Harmony' was the slightly nicer and had better name recognition. In 2005 we began trialing the slightly shorter 'Gold Velvet'. After realizing how durable it was and how similar it was to both 'Yellow Gem' and 'Harmony' we settled on it as the best red and yellow cultivar and is the only one of these very similar plants that we continue to grow.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem'.
 
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