Bush Pearl Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos 'Bush Pearl'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Lore||Anigozanthos 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 Maturity||Foliage reaches 10 to 18 in. tall and wide; flower stems up to 20 in. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through Fall|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Xeric|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Small Spaces|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Phormium (Phormium); Aeonium (Aeonium); Sedum (Sedum); Conebush (Leucodendron); Ice Plant (Delosperma)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11