Anigozanthos Bush Blitz

Category: Anigozanthos

PBR Name: Ramboblitz

Bush Blitz is a colour blitz of dark orange flowers with burgundy highlights in late spring and summer. It flowers a little later than other Bush Gems but makes up for that with an outstanding, long lasting display.

Anigozanthos Bush Gems are a spectacular, versatile range of water-saving, easy care plants. These varieties offer spectacular colour, profuse flowering and a range of heights and exceptional quality. As a potted feature plant or en-masse in the garden, Bush Gems add interest to all garden styles.

Brand Bush Gems Kangaroo Paw
Species Anigozanthos hybrid
Height 70cm
Width 50cm
Flower Colour Dark Orange, Burgundy Highlights
Flowering Period Summer, Spring
Maintenance 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. 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.
Fertiliser 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.
Watering 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.
Pest & 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.
Climate Zone 3, 4
Tolerances Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant
Position Full Sun
Use Cut Flower, Garden, Native, Pots & Tubs
PBR Information 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.

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