Anigozanthos Bush Ranger

Category: Anigozanthos

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.

Brand Bush Gems Kangaroo Paw
Species Anigozanthos hybrid
Height 60cm
Width 50cm
Flower Colour Red
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

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