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Adenanthos cuneatus 'Coral Carpet' (Flame Bush)

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Growing kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Learn how to grow kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos) in your garden. Article written by native gardening expert Angus Stewart.

Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

How to plant. Learn how to plant correctly. Planting correctly will not only get your garden off to a flying start, but it will also ensure that your plants's root systems develop as healthily as possible, maximising their long-term stability.

Dealing with possums in the garden.

Plant description

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This delightful ground cover features beautifully textured colourful foliage that provides a year round highlight in the garden. Best in coastal areas of Western Australia but also grows well in well drained soils in other parts of southern Australia. It small red flowers are not prominent but they are produced all year round and attract small honey eating birds. Grow in full sun to get the best colour in the new foliage growth.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.25 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.

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