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Products > Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac'
 
Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' - Lilac Kangaroo Paw
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus hybrid)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' (Lilac Kangaroo Paw) - An upright perennial plant with fans of 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 5-6 feet tall wands of curiously shaped pale lavender pink flowers on gray pink stems.

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). . Cold hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. 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. Treat for snails in wet years as they find the foliage tasty. An attractive and tough kangaroo paw in a color yet to be seen in any other cultivar. As will other kangaroo paws this one is great for attracting hummingbirds.

Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' is a 2017 San Marcos Growers introduction that came from legendary kangaroo paw breeder Angus Stewart, who was also responsible for all of the later Bush Gem hybrids, a series of kangaroo paws that was started in the late 1970s by the late Merv Turner. The goal in this new series was to produce disease resistant kangaroo paws of unusual colors that would be durable and long-lived in gardens. We received the only trail material of this plant sent into to the US in late 2015 along with several other new cultivars that are part of Angus Stewart's "Landscape Series". In 2019 we introduced Anigozanthos 'Landscape Tall Red' and in 2021 the darker Anigozanthos 'Landscape Bicolour Purple' and we have several more of this "Landscape Series" yet to be released. These plants should prove to be among the most durable and long living of the cultivated kangaroo paws for California gardens. 

This information about Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' 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.

 
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