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Products > Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet'
Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet' - An evergreen clumping strap leafed perennial with foliage to 12 to 16 inches tall and flowering stems to 3-4 feet tall bearing large orange flowers in spring. 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 hybrid kangaroo paw was bred by Keith Oliver and developed by Lullfitz Nursery. It was accepted for protection under Plant Breeders Rights on April 29, 2005. It is being marketed by Australian Plant Wholesalers, the wholesale division of Lullfitz Nursery, a nursery specializing in the propagation, growing and promotion of West Australian Native Plants that was founded in 1975 by George Lullfitz in Wanneroo near Perth in Western Australia. San Marcos Growers is currently trialing this plant in an agreement with VersaScapes of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. 

This information about Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that 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 this plant.