Anigozanthos virdis Phar Lap also known as Green Kangaroo Paw is native to Australia. An ornamental small perennial grass-like plant with narrow leaves to 1 foot tall and 18 inch stems bearing bright green slightly curved flowers covered with iridescent bluish hairs. The name Phar Lap is s a modified from its oriental language meaning Lightning.
The Green Kangaroo Paw makes an excellent border plant, grow it in a sunny or lightly shaded open space in the garden in a soil that is well drained use regular irrigation. It also does well in a container.
Hummingbirds love them and the leaves can be used for dyeing fabric.
The fans only flower once and need to be cleaned out after the flowering period, so remove old leaves down to the soil level. Divide regularly with care taken to not to damage the rhizomes while dormant in mid to late summer. This Anigozanthos is hardy to 25 degrees F.
“Phar Lap” was the name of a famous Australian giant chestnut thoroughbred racehorse born in 1924.
We are offering a well established blooming size plant about 5 inches wide and 12 inches tall.