Anigozanthos Bush Ballad
PBR Name: Ramboball
This kangaroo paw produces dozens of flowering branches, displaying a profusion of bright red flowers throughout most of the year. Although the flowers are slightly smaller than normal, the quantity of the bright red flowers ensures an incredible display. A shorter variety of kangaroo paw, perfect for patio pots.
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. Remove any dead stems from the base of the shoot. 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.
You can print this information by opening the information sheet attached below.
To see a video about Bush Gems kangaroo paws, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh99nEd1LoY
|Tolerances||Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant|
|Use||Cut Flower, Garden, Native, Pots & Tubs|
|Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infingement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994.|
Bush Gems Information Sheet
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