Anigozanthos ‘Big Red’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

A tall paw with large individual flowers which can reach 2 metres high. This paw is a strong grower that persists from year to year. Good cut flower and attracts birds that feed from the nectar rich flowers. Strappy dark green leaves.
Best in a sunny spot, feed with a good native fertiliser. Adaptable to different soils. Once established, it can be cut back hard to the ground to rejuvenate, as it will regrow from the underground rhizomes. Feed and water after cutting back to help the new growth, and if there is any danger of frost, cover the rhizomes with hay or straw to protect them.

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Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Family:Haemodoraceae
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.