Anigozanthos ‘Bush Crystal’ – Kangaroo Paw

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.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos hybrid
Cultivar:Bush Crystal
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Visit our shop to browse our plant range now.



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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.