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Anigozanthos 'Bush Volcano' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Volcano

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Anigozanthos 'Bush Volcano' is a small growing variety of kangaroo paw. It has prolific vibrant dark orange flowers in autumn, winter and spring. The blooms are highly attractive to birds, and can be used for cut flowers. Not as vigorous in humid climates where it is disease-prone and best grown in a pot, where it can get good drainage. Feed with a good low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring. Best if a sunny position.

Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.7 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.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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