Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ballad’ – Kangaroo Paw


This is one of the most prolific flowering of all kangaroo paws and it does it all year round. The dwarf habit and bright red flowers make a dramatic statement as a feature plant for rockeries and other sunny well-drained spots in the garden as well as in a medium sized pot. Remove spent flower stems at ground level as well as any blackened leaves. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertilizer in the warm months, being sure to water well afterwards to prevent plant damage.

Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.