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Anigozanthos 'Bush Ballad' (Kangaroo Paw)

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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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