A medium sized kangaroo paw, Bush Crystal produces a spectacular display of crimson pink flowers with branched stems though spring and summer. Arched deep green foliage creates an interesting colour contrast to the brightly coloured flowers. A great cut flower, also bird attracting. Best in a sunny spot. Cut old flowering stems back to their base to tidy up the plant. Older plants will benefit by the annual removal of any damaged leaves, it is very simple to just pull them away from the plant.
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos hybrid|
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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