Anigozanthos ‘Bush Elegance’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

A wonderful smaller growing kangaroo paw, with distinct red to burgundy coloured flowers on branched stems. A relatively strong garden performer even in humid climates. Flowering season is limited to spring, but this makes it an easy care kangaroo paw as clean up of the dead flowers can be done at one time. Likes a well drained soil and a sunny spot. Great for massed planting, as a container plant, or for edging. Perfect fro smaller gardens to bring colour, and birds love the flowers. Mix with other coloured kangaroo paws for stunning effect.

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Bush Elegance
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.6 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
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, Border 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 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

 

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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