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Anigozanthos 'Big Red' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Big Red 3

Anigozanthos Big Red 2

Anigozanthos Big Red 1

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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Pests

Slugs, snails

Disorders

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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