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Anigozanthos 'Royal Cheer' - Red-Green Kangaroo Paw

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [A. manglesii hybrid]
Parentage: (Anigozanthos manglesii hybrid)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Royal Cheer' (Red-Green Kangaroo Paw) - A beautiful smaller Kangaroo Paw that forms a clump with gray-green narrow leaves 1 foot tall with incredible flowers that are present most of the year. These flowers have 2 inch long chartreuse green tubes with reflexed lighter petal lobes, yellow stamens and bright red swollen bases that grace the ends of many upright 3 foot tall fuzzy red stems. Plant in well-drained soils in full or part sun. Irrigate occasionally to regularly (as long as soil drains). Hardy to around 28 F. This is one of several Anigozanthos manglesii hybrids that has been in the nursery trade for many years. While this species is one of the most beautiful, and certainly most outrageously colored of the kangaroo paws, and is the floral emblem for Western Australia, it is also one of the most sensitive to the dreaded ink spot disease that drastically shortens the life of these plants - 'Royal Cheer' seems a bit more resistant but it too is susceptible to ink spot disease. Avoid overhead irrigation and protect from frosts, slugs and snails as all of these can promote this disease. This image courtesy of Australian Native Plant Nursery This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Royal Cheer'.