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Anigozanthos 'Ruby Velvet' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Composting written by Glorious Gardens. Learn all about the joys of composting. Cold composting and hot composting are just two of several options.

Fertilisers. Learn all about fertilisers, the different varieties and their applications.

Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.

Ground covers.

Plant description

Anigozanthos Ruby Velvet

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Anigozanthos Ruby Velvet 2

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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