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Australian Yellow Sword Lily Anigozanthos flavidus

Description

Anigozanthos flavidus has rhizomes. It does not do well with strong winds or frost. It likes moist soil (especially when it has flowers).

Meaning behind the Name: If you split the first word in half, you get two Greek words-- anoigo and anthos. Combining both of those words' meanings, you have the genus meaning, which (in short) is open flower or open flower base. The common name of Kangaroo Paw is due to the flowers being in the shape of a kangaroo paw.

Insect Pests, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: Major insect pests or diseases do not affect this plant. However, other problems could include aphids, powdery mildew, or ink spot disease.

 

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Big Roo Yellow'
Tags:
#fall#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#summer#drought tolerant#spring#container plant#showy#cut flowers#spring flowers#winter interest#rabbit resistant#sandy soil#summer flowers#deer resistant#ornamentals#herbaceous perennial#interior#greenhouse
Cultivars:
  • 'Big Roo Yellow'
Tags:
#fall#evergreen#sun#showy flowers#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#summer#drought tolerant#spring#container plant#showy#cut flowers#spring flowers#winter interest#rabbit resistant#sandy soil#summer flowers#deer resistant#ornamentals#herbaceous perennial#interior#greenhouse
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Anigozanthos
    Family:
    Haemodoraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Australia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer, drought, rabbit
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Showy, hairy flowers in tubular panicles can be red, pink, green, or yellow (though usually green/yellow). Leaves are not near the flowers or flower stalk.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are green, thin (0.75 inches), and curved. Leaves are 3 feet long with basal rosette arrangement.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems (flower stalks) appear red, curved, and have alternate arrangement.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits