Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Scarlet’ – Kangaroo Paw

Landscape Scarlet is from the Tall and Tough range of kangaroo paws, and grows well in a good range of soil types and positions. It makes a stunning garden and landscape plant with its tall flower stems from spring to summer, and is attractive to nectar eating birds and insects, and they make great cut flowers. A once a year tidy up after the flowers die down make these easy care plants, simply cut the old flower and associated leaf sheath down close to the ground. This is a flavidus hybrid variety that has proved itself over many years to be a vigorous and excellent plant.

The plant does well in sun to part shade, lower light levels will slightly lessen the number of flowers. Feed with a good native fertiliser while flowering, and water in dry times as drought can lead to smaller blooms. Tolerant of light frost. If heavier frost burns the foliage, wait till all danger of frost has past and cut back hard to the ground, as kangaroo paws grow from underground rhizomes, they will resprout with fresh new growth.

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Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name: Landscape Scarlet
Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Anigozanthos
Common Name : Kangaroo Paw
Height : 2
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects