Mangles Kangaroo Paw, red-and-green kangaroo paw

Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Anigozanthos
Species: manglesii
Main Flower Colour: Red


Iridescent red and green flowers make Mangles Kangaroo Paw one of Australia's most recognised wildflowers. It is a rhizotomous perennial with long, grey-green linear leaves up to 60 cm long. The leaves extend from a central point at ground level. Its fantastically shaped red and green flowers appear at the end of long stalks in Spring. These stalks can reach a height of over 1m from the base. The flowers open in sequence from the lowest point and spent flower-stalks may remain on the plant well after their colour has faded. Flowers are tubular and elongated, the tips of the 6 fused petals bending back when open to reveal the 6 stamens. Flowers contain nectar that is a food source for many birds, who in turn act as pollinators for the flowers.
In November 1960, Anigozanthos manglesii was adopted as the floral emblem of Western Australia.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.


The main flower colour is red. Iridescent red and green flowers.


Widely used in cultivation, and many cultivars have been developed to meet specific horticultural requirements. They are also often used as cut flowers due to their unique appearance and lasting qualities.

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Bio Regions

Geraldton Sandplains (GES), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JAF), Warren (WAR)

Region Specifics

Kalbarri NP, WA

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