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Anigozanthos 'Ruby Velvet' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Ruby Velvet

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Anigozanthos 'Ruby Velvet' is an evergreen perennial plant with spikes of bright red velvet textured flowers. It is a medium sized paw with quite good vigour. Limited flowering season with branched stems- birds love the nectar producing blooms. A relatively tough garden plant for sunny areas and well drained soils. Remove dead flowers and leaves when needed to keep 'Red Velvet' tidy. Fertilise with a good native fertiliser.

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

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds and insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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