Paws for thought
Kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos sp.) are winners when mass planted in native gardens but are equally stunning displayed more formally in planters. The secret is to choose a container large enough for the variety you’re growing (some are more compact-growing than others) and to use a free-draining, sandy potting mix. Ensure the container has plenty of drainage holes and water plants regularly while they’re becoming established, but don’t overdo it. Site the container in a full sun to partly shaded spot and, with luck, you’ll achieve a stunning display like this in the Australian Garden in Cranbourne, Victoria. After blooming, cut the flowering stems down to the base to encourage new growth.