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Australian sword lily

Anigozanthos flavidus

Also known as

Tall kangaroo paw, Evergreen kangaroo paw

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

80cm

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Australian sword lily Overview

This plant is regarded as the hardiest of the kangaroo paws. It has a vigorous clumping growth habit. It has long, dull green leaves. The flowering stems are tall, and it will flower in green, yellow or soft red.

Common problems with Australian sword lily

How to propagate Australian sword lily

Division

By division in spring.

Seed

Seed when fresh, in late summer.

Other uses of Australian sword lily

Grown for their curious flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.