Tall-growing iconic Australian paw with furry flowers in shades of red, orange, green. This variety will make a strong impact in your native spring garden. Growing paws from seed is a little tricky, but what would life be without the occasional challenge?
DESCRIPTION: Clumping grass-like plant with strappy foliage, flowers in spring and summer with furry flowers shaped in bud like a kangaroo paw. Colour palette is burnt oranges, reds, greens. PLANTING: Sow seeds spring, summer and autumn in most locations avoiding extreme heat and cold. Natives can require a little more care than the average flowering perennial, but are well worth the effort. Fill small pots or seed trays with a moist quality seed raising mix and place seeds thinly on the soil surface, cover with a thin layer of soil and firm down gently. A sprinkle of Mr Fothergill's seed starter granules will help move things along. Place seed pot in a larger container and fill this container with water to one-quarter up the side of the seed pot. Top up as needed. Cover trays with a layer of clear plastic to help retain moisture, remove plastic once seedlings begin to emerge and place in a warm shady spot. Transfer seedlings at approximately 7cm high. For best flowering, plant in a full sun location. Prefers free draining acid soil. Trim and divide clumps late autumn or early winter. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and infrequently as the plants mature. Tolerates light frost once established. Mulch plants to retain moisture in the soil and fertilise using a native slow release fertiliser.