Kangaroo Paw
(Anigozanthos 'Bush Ranger')

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Anigozanthos cvs.

Superb Australian plant, especially as a massed bedding planting. Originating in south Western Australia, despite their appearance they are not particularly drought tolerant and require watering and perfect drainage to flower well. Light to dark green leaves, and erect, slender, sometimes branched stems that bear tubular flowers, which resemble kangaroo paws. These are covered with red, orange, yellow, or green woolly hairs. Flowering occurs from spring to midsummer. The Kangaroo Paw is the Western Australian floral emblem.This is a nectar food source for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Habitat plants, Wagga Wagga (Water Wise), Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring, Summer
Colours
Yellow, Green, Red, Orange
Gardens
Cottage, Native