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Products > Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' PP21,178
Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' PP21,178 - Gold Kangaroo Paw

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Gold
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' PP21,178 (Gold Kangaroo Paw) - An evergreen clumping strap-leafed perennial with foliage to 12 to 16 inches tall and flowering stems to 3-4 feet tall bearing large golden-yellow flowers on red stems from spring to 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. Hardy and evergreen to about 25 degrees F and will re-sprout after being knocked down by temperatures as low as 20 F. Attracts hummingbirds. This is medium-sized hybrid kangaroo paw was bred by Keith Oliver who crossed an unnamed Anigozanthos humilis x A. flavidus hybrid with an unnamed Anigozanthos pulcherrimus x A. flavidus hybrid. This plant was first released by Lullfitz Nursery of Wanneroo WA in 2005 and was accepted for protection under Plant Breeders Rights on April 29, 2005 and received US Plant Patent PP21,178 on July 27, 2010. San Marcos Growers first received the Velvet Series ('Amber Velvet', 'Gold Velvet' and 'Regal Velvet') to trial in December 2005. They are being marketed in the US by Ozbreed plants. 'Gold Velvet' is very similar to 'Harmony' but has shorter stems making it a good choice for smaller gardens. It is long lived and our trial plants were still vigorous after 5 years.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and 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 that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' PP21,178.