Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
Top plants for hedges and screens. Hedges and screens in gardens create privacy or screen out an unwanted view. Learn about which plants are best for this.
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 'Rampaging Roy Slaven' is a strappy leafed perennial plant with dark orange flowers on a well branched stem. It is a medium sized plant, a good garden performer with an extended flowering period, from spring to summer, and through to autumn. It likes full sun, and well drained soil. In heavier soils, build up the garden bed to improve drainage, or grow in large containers. Fertilise in early spring with a slow release fertiliser. Remove old flowers to tidy the plant, and any old diseased foliage.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 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, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.