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Macropidia fuliginosa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Macropidia fuliginosa Black Kangaroo Paw,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Clumping, Upright

Description:
A beautiful and unique Australian native that naturally occurs in Western Australia. It consist of blue green strap like leaves from which tall flower spikes emerge throughout spring and summer. The flower spikes are a distinct lime green and black with black fine hairs on the flower and stem. The flower spikes can get from 60cm to over 1.5m tall making a stunning display to the garden or used as a cut flower. Requires a warm to hot, dry climate. Ideal for use in garden beds or in containers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Ink Spot, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Haemodoraceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Black, Green
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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