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Anigozanthos 'Bush Spark' is a strappy leaf perennial with orange spikes of flowers. It is a dwarf form of kangaroo paw, which makes it perfect for pot use. The flowers have lovely shades of orange velvet covering glowing with red tones, and are produced mainly in spring, with occassional flowering through the rest of the year. Not as vigorous in humid climates where it is disease-prone. Improve the growing conditions by building up beds to improve the drainage, grow in full sun, and apply small amounts of snail pellets now and again to prevent leaf damage from slugs and snails.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 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.
Slugs and snails
Ink spot disease
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.