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Anigozanthos rufus (Red kangaroo paw)

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How to prune a hedge in 7 simple steps. This article explains how to prune a hedge in 7 simple steps.

Stone Gabion fencing and retaining walls. Gabion is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Read this article to learn more.

Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.

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Plant description

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The blazing red flowers on a tall, branched stem and the silvery grey foliage are the key features of this spectacular Western Australian plant. Use it as a feature perennial in rockeries or mixed garden beds or as a stunning pot plant. It is also a great cut flower. Remove the old flower stems and their associated leaves after flowering finishes.

Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

ink spot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: All year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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