Anigozanthos Bush Ranger
Anigozanthos hybrid 'Bush Ranger'
Bush Ranger, an old favourite that produces bright red flowers on naturally branched stems. Continues to perform well in both garden and patio settings. Contrast colours with a decorative pot on your patio, or put it straight in the garden to brighten up your setting.
Height to 60cm
Width to 50cm
Plant in full or part sun position with well drained soils. If drainage is poor, such as in most clay soils, break down the clay with gypsum or build up the bed to provide good drainage.
Anigozanthos are very drought hardy, however, extra irrigation at the time of flower bud formation will benefit flowering performance. It’s best to keep the plant moist in dry conditions to encourage new growth, especially when planted in pots.
Anigozanthos are not especially phosphorus sensitive, so you needn’t necessarily have to use a native plant fertiliser. Feed in autumn and spring with controlled release fertiliser to promote good plant health.
Cut old flowering stems back to their base to tidy up the plant and encourage repeat flowering. You can cut the whole plant back to just above ground level. New shoots will appear from underground rhizomes. Older plants will benefit by the annual removal of any damaged leaves. Protect from heavy frost.
Pests and Diseases
Snails and slugs are the most common pest. See your plant stockist for products to control them. Anigozanthos can be affected by rust or ink spot disease. The latter can be caused by pests which damage plant tissue. Anigozanthos naturally exude an inky fluid in response. Remove any badly affected leaves.
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|Preferred Climate||Semi-arid, Cool temperate, Temperate, Mediterranean|
|Tolerances||Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Cut flower, Garden, Native, Pots & tubs|
Anigozanthos Bush Gems
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