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 looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well 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

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – 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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