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Products > Anigozanthos 'Bush Sunset'
 
Anigozanthos 'Bush Sunset' - Red Kangaroo Paw
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus x A. rufus)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Bush Sunset' (Red Kangaroo Paw) - Upright perennial plant with 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 5-6 feet tall wands of dark red flowers. Plant in a sunny and open position in the garden in well-drained soils. Irrigate regularly and fertilize in spring (not heavily and keep phosphorus on the low side). Fans only flower once and need to be cleaned out after the flowering period so remove the old leaves down to as low as possible at the end of a season. Care should be exercised that the new emerging fans are not damaged. Treat for snails. Hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. We have been growing this beautiful dark red cultivar since 1985. It was hybridized by the late Merv Turner who bred his plants to be ink spot resistant. Similar to Anigozanthos 'Big Red' but has smaller flowers and more red hairs running down the flowering stems. Blooms slightly sooner than the yellow 'Bush Dawn'. Plant in full sun with good drainage and occasional summer watering. Attracts hummingbirds. 

Information about Anigozanthos 'Bush Sunset' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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