Bush Ballad Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos 'Ramboball' PP #20,271

A profusion of bright, velvety, red blooms on elongated stalks branching out of clumps of bright green, sword-like foliage. A compact gem that will provide months of dynamic, carefree color for waterwise gardens. Ideal for smaller beds and patio containers. Spectacular planted en masse. An herbaceous perennial.
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10 - 11

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationan-ih-go-ZAN-thos
LoreAnigozanthos is an Australian native species prized for its tall stalks of unique velvety blooms covered by fine, vibrantly colored hairs, on a rhizomatous plant with a fan-like cluster of stiff blade-like foliage, similar to an iris. A long-lasting cut flower that is highly prized within the cut flower industry worldwide, particularly in The United States, Japan, and Israel. They adapt easily to Mediterranean-like climates with warm, dry summers. They are relatively short-lived plants but many of today's hybrids are longer-lived than their parent plants.
Average Size at MaturityFoliage reaches 10 to 20 in. tall and wide; flower stems up to 24 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Xeric
Growth HabitCompact, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Requires lean, very well-drained, sandy to loamy soil; avoid soggy soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; blooms best with consistent summer water, but tolerates some drought. Feed sparingly. Remove spent bloom stems at base. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.

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