Common Name: tall kangaroo paw
Size: To 3 ft. high and wide; flower stalks to 5 ft.
Flowers: Yellow, pink, or red 1.5 in. long flowers curved at tips like kangaroo paws, late spring to fall; dark green leaves.
Uses: Containers, perennial garden, cut flowers, accent, color. Tolerates wind, salt spray. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Hummingbirds like flowers.
Soil: Light sandy soil or well-drained heavier soil.
Water: Regular, but tolerates some drought.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: Prune flower stalks to ground to promote continued bloom. Cutting the plant back to the ground is best as growing parts are underground.
Pests & Diseases: Ink spot disease, snails, aphids, powdery mildew.
Notes: Native to the southwestern edge of Western Australia. Hardy to 20 ° F.