Anigozanthos ‘Bush Blitz’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

A medium sized kangaroo paw with prolific flowering on branched stems. A good performer, great in a container or in the garden and for cut flowers. Flowering season is a little later than other medium sized paws, from late spring to summer, orange blooms with hints of burgundy. It needs good feeding in late winter and again as it buds up to maintain good health, as that many flowers uses a lot of the plant’s resources.

See my article on Renew Your Kangaroo Paw for maintenance tips>>>

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Bush Blitz
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.7 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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