Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ballad’ – Kangaroo Paw

This is one of the most prolific flowering of all kangaroo paws and it does it all year round. The smaller habit and bright red flowers make a dramatic statement as a feature plant in the garden, for larger landscaping and for containers in smaller areas. Bird attracting and great as cut flowers. Remove spent flower stems at ground level as well as any blackened leaves. Feed with a good native or general purpose fertiliser in the warm months, being sure to water well afterwards.

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Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name: Bush Ballad
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos
Common Name : Kangaroo Paw
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds