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Anigozanthos 'Bush Rebel' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Rebel 1

Anigozanthos Bush Rebel 2

Anigozanthos 'Bush Rebel' is a taller growing kangaroo paw with red flowers for most of the year and bright green strappy leaves. A very tough plant with great garden performance. Relatively large individual flowers with vibrant colour on highly branched stems. Flowering is from spring to autumn. Kangaroo paws grow from rhizomes, and once the flowering stems die off, they can be cut back hard to the ground. The plant will reshoot form the rhizomes.

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

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 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, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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