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Kangaroo Paw for Color in Your Drought Ready So Cal Garden

Kangaroo Paw is a fuzzy flowering plant that can grow over 5 feet tall. Best of all, it’s drought tolerant. For some color and hummingbirds that won’t have you feeling bad about your water usage, purchase some baby plants now and watch them grow until they surprise you by flowering.

This year mine decided to flower the entire year!

Garden Eats red kangaroo paw

Garden Eats Kangaroo Paw Yellow

Garden Eats blooming kangaroo paw

1. Plant kangaroo paw in a sunny place in the So Cal coastal garden.

2. Fertilize lightly and keep Phosphorus on the low side.

3. After the flowering period remove old leaves as low as possible without damaging healthy green “fanning” leaves.

4. Provide these plants with moderate water and drainage!

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C H R I S T I N E Dionese, co-founder of flavor ID and Garden Eats is an integrative health & food therapy specialist, medical & food journalist. She has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. To balance the more serious side of her work, she loves to concoct, write about and connect people through food & drink. You can check out her latest work at The Chalkboard Magazine, The Fullest and Rochester's Boomtown Table. Christine lives, works and plays between Southern California & Upstate New York.

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