The blazing red flowers on a tall, branched stem and the silvery grey foliage are the key features of this spectacular Western Australian plant. Use it as a feature perennial in rockeries or mixed garden beds or as a stunning pot plant. It is also a great cut flower. Remove the old flower stems and their associated leaves after flowering finishes.
|Scientific Name:||Anigozanthos rufus|
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Paw|
|Other Common Names:||Red Kangaroo Paw|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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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.
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