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