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Kangaroo Paws

Anigozanthos spp.

Also known as

Kangaroo Paw, Australian Sword Lily, Cat's Paw

Anigozanthos humilis Gnangarra-11 by User:Gnangarra (CC BY 2.5 au)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Kangaroo Paws Overview

A small genus containing 11 perennial species. This genus is endemic to Australia and commonly referred to as kangaroo or cats paw due to the flower shape. Leaves are green to grey in colour and in some species hairy. Flowers appear at the ends of leafless stalks in clusters, the size and height of which varies between species. They grow best in dry, sandy, silica rich soil through underground rhizomes which vary in shape and structure across species.

How to propagate Kangaroo Paws


By division in spring.


Seed when fresh, in late summer.

Other uses of Kangaroo Paws

Grown for their curious flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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