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Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
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).
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Ink spot disease
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.