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Products > Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl'
 
Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' - Dwarf Pink Kangaroo Paw
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [A. 'Kanga Pink']
Parentage: (A. humilis x A. bicolor X A. flavidus)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' (Dwarf Pink Kangaroo Paw) - Upright perennial plant with 1 foot tall narrow sword-like light green foliage. From spring to fall (nearly year round along coast) appear the bright pink tubular flower buds that flare open at tips like a small paw. The flowers are held on branching pink woolly stems to 1 to 2 feet tall. 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. Hardy and evergreen to about 25 degrees F and will resprout after being knocked down by temperatures as low as 20 F. This hybrid (A. humilis x A. bicolor X A. flavidus) created by Angus Stuart has proven to be a very durable dwarf Kangaroo paw. Great for edging, a rock garden or in containers. Attracts hummingbirds.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl'.
 
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