Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Red And Green’ -kangaroo paw

Anigozanthos Landscape Red And Green is from the Tall and Tough range from Gardening With Angus. An easy care plant, it is fast growing, and suits large scale landscaping for massed plantings, as well as home gardens and container growing. It will grow in most soil types, and will form a large upright clump with attractive sword shaped leaves. It can be grown in sun to partial shade, higher light levels will give  better flowering. This kangaroo paw begins flowering in spring with multi branched stems of green flowers with a nicely contrasting red base. They will attract birds to the garden, who love to perch on the stems as they feed on the nectar. They are also lovely eye catching cut flowers, with their interesting colour tonings and furry texture.

This plant will tolerate wet spells. If the leaves become damaged from old age or extreme weather conditions such as frost, and when the flower stems die off, simply cut the old growth down close to the ground. The plant will reshoot from the underground rhizome.

This hardy mid sized kangaroo paw will grow with ease and perform well for many years, bearing masses of flowers from spring through summer.  ‘Landscape Red And Green’ has been selected for the interesting flower colour and for the healthy foliage. It is a smaller plant than others in the Landscape Tall and Tough range, so is good for layered planting schemes. As it is a fast grower, it needs feeding and watering through the warm months to reduce plant stress, which can lead to leaf spotting. A good native or general purpose fertilizer followed up with a good watering will ensure good growth.

Scientific Name:Anigozanthos hybrid
Family:Haemodoraceae
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.4 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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