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Anigozanthos 'Bush Elegance' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

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'Bush Elegance' has a dwarf habit with distinct burgundy coloured flowers on branched stems. A relatively strong garden performer even in humid climates. Flowers in spring and summer, and the blooms are attractive to birds and make good cut flowers. Kangaroo paws grow from underground rhizomes, so once established they are reasonably hardy. If the foliage becomes untidy, the leaves can be cut back hard to the ground to rejuvenate the plant. Late winter is a good time to do this, so that new growth occurs in spring.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.7 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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