Anigozanthos ‘Bush Dance’ – Kangaroo Paw


A smaller variety with beautiful red and green paw flowers, set against attractive blue grey leaves. It can be short lived as a garden plant, but is outstanding as a potted feature plant. Likes a sunny spot, well drained soil. Main flowering is in spring and again in autumn. Fertilise in late winter to spring as the flower buds are forming, watering in afterwards…drying out when the buds are developing can lead to smaller flowers. Clean up after flowering by cutting back the dying flowers long with the leaf fan that goes with it, as this will help open the plant up for good air flow. Any damaged leaves are also easily cleaned by pulling them off.

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Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name: Bush Dance
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos
Common Name : Kangaroo Paw
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : Red, Green
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds