Xanthorrhoea and Anigozanthos are great companion plants for several reasons.
Xanthorrhoea and Anigozanthos as companion plants.
- Both Xanthorrhoea and Anigozanthos prefer sandy well drained soil.
- Both of these Australian native plants will die if given too much phosphorus.
- The watering needs of these plants are similar.
- Both Xanthorrhoea and Anigozanthos need a sunny position in your garden.
- The Anigozanthos flowers look great with the contrast of the dark trunk of the Xanthorrhoea behind it.
When designing your garden always group plants together that have similar requirements for sunlight, water, fertiliser and shade. This will make the maintenance of your garden much easier.
Xanthorrhoea and Anigozanthos main articles
We have more information in the main articles on each of these plants in the links below.
Whether you are designing a small garden, a medium sized garden or a large garden, the Australian Grass tree or Xanthorrhoea is a great choice. For a small garden, it is a great focal point with its dark charcoal coloured truck its green leaves and its beige cream coloured flowers. The impact can be even greater when lite with some well designed garden lighting.
Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos)
Anigozanthos are tufted rhizomatous evergreen perennials that are members of the bloodwort family.
Kangaroo paws have co-evolved with native birds, the structure of the inflorescence attracts indigenous birds to aid with pollination and seed distribution. They are another “must have” sustainable Australian native plant to incorporate into the eco friendly Australian Garden. If you are the person who enjoys colours, textures and unique then the kangaroo paw bush pearl is the plant for you.
Anigozanthos Bush Pearl
Anigozanthos ‘bush pearl’ also known as Pink Kangaroo paw.
Native to Western Australia, Anigozanthos ‘bush pearl’ are lovers of harsh dry arid conditions. Kangaroo paw are notorious for struggling with humid conditions , they tend to turn black, rot and die off during the winter months. Despite these disadvantages, these plants have proven their versatility in sandy soil and coastal gardens.
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