Anigozanthos ‘Rampaging Roy Slaven’ – Kangaroo Paw

This kangaroo paw is a great garden performer with an extended flowering period, from spring to autumn. It is a medium sized plant with plenty of flowers. It has dark orange flowers on a well branched stem, which are great bird attractors and make excellent long lasting cut flowers. Cut back dead flowers down to ground level to tidy the plant if needed. Kangaroo paws grow from an underground rhizome, so if damaged by frost or stress, you can cut them right back hard and the plant will reshoot with fresh new growth from the rhizome.

See my article on Renew Your Kangaroo Paw for maintenance tips>>>

Family:Haemodoraceae
Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Cultivar:Rampaging Roy Slaven
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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. 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

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.