Black Kangaroo Paw   /    The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of our most spectacular Australian native plants.

Black Kangaroo Paw / The black kangaroo paw (Macropidia fuliginosa) is one of our most spectacular Australian native plants.

plant suggestions:  Kangaroo Paw (not dwarf), full sun, drought tolerant, long bloom season, many hot colors

Great Drought Tolerant Plant: Kangaroo Paw

plant suggestions: Kangaroo Paw (not dwarf), full sun, drought tolerant, long bloom season, many hot colors

An Australian native grass on display at the National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

An Australian native grass on display at the National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

Hot-colored flowers—coral aloe, chartreuse euphorbia, lipstick pink grevillea, and, yes, kangaroo paws again (this time in bright orange)—add punch to the outer garden, while a judicious splash of blue Senecio mandraliscae tones down the heat.

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Hot-colored flowers—coral aloe, chartreuse euphorbia, lipstick pink grevillea, and, yes, kangaroo paws again (this time in bright orange)—add punch to the outer garden, while a judicious splash of blue Senecio mandraliscae tones down the heat.


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Layered naturalistic plants with vivid drought tolerant plantings–like red pencil trees, toyon, and 4 different types of sage that appear as though they’ve always been a part of the terrain.

Layered naturalistic plants with vivid drought tolerant plantings–like red pencil trees, toyon, and 4 different types of sage that appear as though they’ve always been a part of the terrain.

Kangaroo paw Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

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Kangaroo paw Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

One of my favourite grassland plants.... Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayer

One of my favourite grassland plants.... Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

An Australian native grass on display at the National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

An Australian native grass on display at the National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

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