Common Name : Kangaroo Paws

Plant Description

Bird attracting Australian native plant. The flower stems produce a large number of blooms that hold their colour over many months. Expect peak flowering from Spring to early Summer with a secondary flush in Autumn. They come in a great range of colours, from Yellow, Gold, Pink, Orange, Red, Green and Black, with tall and dwarf varieties grown. In the Bush Gem range we grow Bush Blitz - orange/burgundy, Bush Gold - yellow, Bush Dance - Red/Green, Bush Bonanza - Yellow, Bush Diamond - White, Bush Pizzazz - Deep Magenta, Bush Pearl - Pink, Bush Tenacity - Orange, Bush Elegance - Deep Burgundy, Bush Endeavour - Red, Bush Inferno - Red, Bush Fling - Orange, Bush Spark -deep Orange, Bush Ranger - Bright Red and Bush Ballad - small Red. The taller variety Tango produces a profusion of bright orange, velvety flowers. Bush Revolution is also tall growing to 1.6m high by 1.5m wide and is also orange with strong upright foliage, has a high disease tolerance and vivid long lived flower colour. All flowers grow above lush green clumps of long strappy foliage. Flavidis we grow in 2 colours, the origional Yellow/Green/Brown and a Red.

Plant Specifications

  • Plant UsesPots, garden beds and cut flowers. Bird attracting plants.
  • Water RequirementsDrought tolerant, will be able to withstand light frosts. Avoid watering the foliage.
  • Plant availabilityRed flowering variety available now
  • PositionWell drained sunny position
  • Height / Width1m high by 60cm wide and dwarf 60cm high by 45cm wide. Tango 60cm-1.2m high by 1m wide
  • CareRemove old flower stems and leaves as close as possible to their base. Sprinkle a small handful of slow release fertiliser for native plants around the base of the plant in Autumn and again in Spring. Keep the centre of the plant free of weeds as well as dead leaves and flower stems. Protect from snails and slugs.
  • SoilWell drained soil