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Anigozanthos 'Bush Inferno' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Inferno 4

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Anigozanthos 'Bush Inferno' is a smaller growing kangaroo paw to around 0.6 metres tall, with dark green strappy leaves and bright red flowers. Honey eater birds love the flowers, which are also good in a vase. It has a shorter flowering season, mainly in spring, but has masses of flower spikes. Not as vigorous in humid climates where it is disease-prone and best grown in a pot. Grow in a sunny spot, and protect from slug and snail damage by a sprinkling of snail pellets from time to time.

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: 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 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.

Pests

Slugs and snails

Disorders

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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