Anigozanthos ‘Bush Dance’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

 

A smaller variety with beautiful red and green paw flowers, set against attractive blue grey leaves. It can be short lived as a garden plant, but is outstanding as a potted feature plant. Likes a sunny spot, well drained soil. Main flowering is in spring and again in autumn. Drying out when the buds are developing can lead to malformed flowers. Clean up after flowering by cutting back the dying flowers long with the leaf fan that goes with it, as this will help open the plant up for good air flow. Any damaged leaves are also easily cleaned by pulling them off.

 

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Bush Dance
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.6 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
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
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

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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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. 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

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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