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Anigozanthos 'Bush Ranger' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Ranger 2

Anigozanthos Bush Ranger 1

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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
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 native fertiliser.

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