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Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

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Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' has a dwarf habit, strappy leaves and mauve pink velvety flowers with branched stems. It is a prolific flowerer from spring to summer, with some blooms also in autumn and winter. Birds flock to the flowers, which make wonderful long lasting cut flowers. A reasonable garden plant but outstanding in a pot. Grow in a sunny spot, in well drained soil. Cut the plant back hard every couple of years, it will rejuventae from the underground rhizome.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 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.

Disorders

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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