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Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
Anigozanthos 'Bush Ranger' is a kangaroo paw with a dwarf habit with branched stems of orange red flowers. It is noted for the prolific non-stop blooming performance, drought and moderate frost hardiness, and bird attractiveness. A reasonable garden plant but outstanding in a pot, it likes a sunny spot with well drained soil. Bush Ranger is moderately resistant to ink spot disease. Fertilise in spring with a good native fertiliser. Cut the plant back hard every couple of years in autumn to rejuvenate the plant.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: red
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 native fertiliser.