Anigozanthos Bush Crystal
PBR Name: Rambostal
Imagine the sparkle of Bush Crystal in your garden or on your patio. Bush Crystal produces an immensity of iridescent, crimson pink flowers in profusion atop branched stems all thoughout spring and summer. Rich, deep green foliage slightly arches around the flower stems creating an interesting colour contrast to the brightly coloured flowers. Perfect for use in a decorative pot or in the garden amongst other Bush Gems or Bush Gems Landscapers. Also ideal for use as a cut flower as flowers hold their colour for weeks.
Bush Crystal is expected to start making its way into garden centres February, 2016.
Height to 80cm
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 don't need 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.
Technical growing notes are available.
|Preferred Climate||Semi-arid, Cool temperate, Temperate, Mediterranean|
|Tolerances||Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Cut flower, Garden, Native, Pots & tubs, Slopes & retaining walls|
|Position||Full sun, Part shade|
|PBR Status||PBR Protected|
|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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