Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ballad’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

This is one of the most prolific flowering of all kangaroo paws and it does it all year round. Bird attracting and great as cut flowers. The small habit and bright red flowers make a dramatic statement as a feature plant in the garden, for larger landscaping and for containers in smaller areas. 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.

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Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Family:Haemodoraceae
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:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.