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Anigozanthos 'Bush Ballad' (Kangaroo Paw)

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External privacy screens. External privacy screens began to appear in Australian residential and commercial building during the 1950's and 1960's, as a direct result of high density living and higher incomes. For more information and some examples read this article.

Attracting fauna to your garden. This article explains how you can attract native australian wildlife to your garden.

Get The Right Turf For Your Situation. Tips from OzBreed. Learn how to choose the right turf for your garden or other grassy area.

Growing Banksias. Learn how to grow Banksia in your garden.

Plant description

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This is one of the most prolific flowering of all kangaroo paws and it does it all year round. The dwarf habit and bright red flowers make a dramatic statement as a feature plant for rockeries and other sunny well-drained spots in the garden as well as in a medium sized pot. Remove spent flower stems at ground level as well as any blackened leaves.

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 autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.

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