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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
Parentage: ((A .humilis x flavidus) x (pulcherrimus x flavidus))
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 and our initial trial plants were still vigorous and looked great after 5 years in their original 5 gallon containers. The Velvet series is marketed in the US by Dig Plants. 'Gold Velvet' is very similar to 'Harmony', an earlier Keith Oliver bred cultivar that we grew for many years, but 'Gold Velvet' has shorter stems which make it a great plant for smaller gardens. Most recently through the work at Ozbreed there has been further work using 'Gold Velvet' as a parent plant in the creation of the mostly yellow flowering Anigozanthos Everlasting Gold ['KP02'] that has an even shorter inflorescence we currently (2020) growing both of these great Keith Oliver kangaroo paws!  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Gold Velvet' PP21,178.