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Anigozanthos 'Big Red' is a tall perennial paw with large individual flowers. The flowers are bright red and velvety textured, and are terrific cut flowers, and very bird attracting in the garden. Blooming time is from spring to summer. It is a strong grower that persists from year to year. Strappy dark green leaves. Does well in a sunny spot in well drained soil. Slugs and snails can be a problem, a small sprinkling of snail pellets from time to time is a must.
'Big Red' is a hybrid between Anigozanthos flavidus and Anigozanthos rufus.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Ink spot disease
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.