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Products > Anigozanthos 'Landscape Bicolour Purple'
 
Anigozanthos 'Landscape Bicolour Purple' - Purple Kangaroo Paw
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus hybrid)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Landscape Bicolour Purple' (Bicolor Purple Kangaroo Paw) - Upright perennial plant with 2-3 feet tall sword-like foliage and 4 to 5 feet tall wands of lilac purple flower buds that open a lighter lavender color on grayish pink stems. 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. Like Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac', 'Landscape Bicolour Purple' is an attractive and tough kangaroo paw in a color that has yet to be seen in any other cultivar. As will other kangaroo paws this one is great for attracting hummingbirds. This is a 2017 introduction from legendary kangaroo paw breeder Angus Stewart, who was also responsible for all of the later Bush Gem hybrids, the series started in the late 1970s by the late Merv Turner. We received the only trail material of this plant sent into to the US in late 2015 along with several other new cultivars that are part of Angus's "Landscape Series". We introduce this new variety in 2021 after introducing Anigozanthos 'Landscape Lilac' and Anigozanthos 'Landscape Pink' in 2019 and have several more yet to come. These plants should be among the most durable and long living of the cultivated kangaroo paws for California gardens.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Anigozanthos 'Landscape Bicolour Purple'.
 
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