This is the Big Roo of the Kangaroo Paws.
Anigozanthos - Yellow Gem - can reach up to 2metres when in flower.
The Impressive size lends it to being worked into the back of garden beds or off into the distance.
Rising up and out Yellow Gem planted in bold groups will really jump (hop?) out from the landscape.
The flowering stems are very branched and floriferous, the yellow “paw” is set off dramatically from the red coloured flower stem. What a dramatic floral piece for an arrangement.
Feed using an organic all purpose in late winter and at the end of summer.
Cut back when flowers have finished..
Kniphofia ‘Poco Orange’
If you’re looking to bring honey eating birds and beautiful vivid colour to your garden, make space for Kniphofia poco orange.
This is a dwarf form of Kniphofia and behaves perfectly in the garden.
It grows in sweet clumps of about 30cm high.
The colour of the flowers is truly vibrant and this works to attract your eye, contrast with blue flowering plants or use in dark coloured pots and planters for full on impact.
For Impressive effect Kniphofia is best planted in swathes, groups or borders.
You’ll get months of flowering value from Poco Orange -
It is a perennial plant so you may find it retreats over the cold winter to return in spring.
Give it a good feed then (spring) and watch it plump and build up for another year of flower and garden drama.