Anigozanthos 'Bush Ranger'

Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ranger’

This is a smaller Kangaroo Paw and is often called Dwarf Red Kangaroo Paw. Foliage reaches about 18″ and produces red flowers on branched 2′ tall stalks covered with red hairs from spring-fall.

Anigozanthos is native to Western Australia.

Cultivation Notes

Anigozanthos like a sunny and open position with excellent drainage. They may go dormant in summer if not supplied with any water. As with most Australian plants, use fertilizer sparingly and make sure there is little to no phosphorus. After blooming, remove old fans as low as possible. Protect plants from heavy frost.

The most common problem is Ink Spot Disease. Any leaves that blacken should be removed and disposed of. It is caused by a fungus which has air spores.

Propagation Notes

Division can be done either in the fall after flowering or in the early spring, but spring is preferable.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P21121

Found in Compost Heap,

This plant did not make it though its first winter. It used to be on the extreme left side above the Adenanthos cuneatus ‘Coral Drift’ and below the Grevillea x gaudichaudii.

We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens - grown by Little Prince.

Family: Haemodoraceae

Genus: Anigozanthos

Variety: Bush Ranger

Commonly known as: Dwarf Red Kangaroo Paw

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Evergreen
Flowering
Perennial
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Part Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Autumn
Spring
Summer
Zone:
Zn9b - down to 25F
Benefits and Attracts:
Hummingbirds

Resistant to Deer.

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