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Date of issue: 7 February 2006

Designer: Lynette Traynor

Engraver: Australia Post Design Studio

Plant: Anigozanthos manglesii

Family: Haemodoraceae

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw

The grey-green leaves are strap-like and up to 40 cm long. The red-stemmed flower spikes may reach 1 m high. Flowers are brilliant forest-green with a red base. A form with orange-red hairs over most of the floral tube and an often branched flower spike is known as A. manglesii ssp. quadrans.

Distribution: WA.

Propagation From seed.

Cultivation The red and green kangaroo paw is the floral emblem of Western Australia and in spring is a common sight in bushland around Perth. Needs full sun and a well-drained, sandy soil. Very prone to snail attack.

 


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