Macropidia fuliginosa - black kangaroo paw DESCRIPTION: Strange and wonderful native Australian kangaroo paw with furry black buds opening to pale green flowers with blue pollen winter to summer. Leaf clumps are compact to under 50cm. "Fuliginosa' means sooty, referring to the colouring of flowers and stems. USE IN: Best in containers where optimal conditions can be maintained, or in rockery beds and waterwise gardens. PLANTING: Grows naturally in gravelly iron-rich red soil in low-humidity regions. Needs lots of sun and warmth, CARE: Like all kangaroo paws it prefers dry air, so water in the morning to avoid fungal disease. Responds well to regular watering but needs good drainage. Should be considered as a short-lived perennial (3-4 years) in subtropical regions but very longlasting in drier zones. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1m in flower H x 50cm W. PLEASE NOTE: These are tube-stock plants, with the benefit of being a young plant they will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm in height including the pot height of 80 mm x 42 mm wide.