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Anigozanthos 'Big Red'


Perennial tufted plants with strap-like leaves and tall red 5-6' flower stems. Suitable for full sun or partial shade positions, coastal or inland. Prefers summer watering around Ojai. Damaged by frost but foliage can be cut back in spring for flowering in summer. Sometimes attacked by fungus known as ink disease which is an inky-black spotting on the leaves. Kangaroo Paws are excellent cut flowers and great container plants.


Biological Name: Anigozanthos 'Big Red'
Common Name: Red Kangaroo Paw
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring-summer
Height: 3-6'
Width: 3'
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Propagation Information: Kangaroo Paws are mostly grown by Tissue Culture. However, seed of Anigozanthos flavidus of various colours is available and germinates readily. The seed must be drenched with a fungicide to prevent "Damping Off".



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