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Products > Anigozanthos Bush Diamond ['Rambodiam'] PP20,169
Anigozanthos Bush Diamond ['Rambodiam'] PP20,169 - White 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)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' sport)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos Bush Diamond ['Rambodiam'] PP20,169 (White Kangaroo Paw) Vigorous upright perennial with 1-2 foot tall narrow sword-like upright light green foliage. This unique mid-sized hybrid kangaroo paw produces an inflorescence to 2-3 feet tall with white flowers, presenting gardeners with an entirely new color for kangaroo paws. The white flowers are tinged pink at their base with pink stems with the pink coloration more enhanced in cooler winter months. As with the other hybrids, expect flowers from spring to fall (nearly year round along coast) with flower buds that flare open at tips like a small paw. 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 plant was the result of a spontaneous mutation of Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl' at a nursery in Tuggerah, New South Wales, Australia 2004. This plant was a sport off of a micro-propagated (tissue culture) plant of Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl', a hybrid bred by Angus Stuart that was the result of crossing the catspaw, Anigozanthos humilis, with the durable Anigozanthos flavidus. 'Rambodiam' was discovered by Mr. Stuart in a bed of 'Bush Pearl' in a Australian nursery in Tuggerah, New South Wales, Australia in 2004. It was selected because of the white predominant color of the perianth tube, ovary and pedicels of the flower as opposed to these being pink in the parent plant, 'Bush Pearl. This plant received US Plant Patent 20,169 on July 7, 2009. We received our first plants of this cultivar in January 2009 and it has proven to be an incredibly popular plant and as with other kangaroo paws of this size is great for use in the border, rock garden or in containers. As a bonus the flowers attract hummingbirds. This variety became unavailable from the tissue culture labs in 2014 and so we no longer grow this variety.  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 will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos Bush Diamond 'Rambodiam'.