Anigozanthos Big Red

Anigozanthos, commonly known as Kangaroo paw, is a unique and striking plant native to Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its bold and dramatic appearance. Kangaroo paw has long, slender stems that produce clusters of furry, tubular red flowers which resemble the paw of a kangaroo. Its flowers bloom for an extended period, adding a burst of color to any landscape. Kangaroo paw is also drought-tolerant and low-maintenance, making it a practical and beautiful addition to any garden or landscape design, especially in arid and semi-arid regions.



Height: Up to 1.5 m

Width: Up to 1 m

Aspect: Prefers full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate a range of soil types and conditions, including sandy and rocky soils. The plant is drought tolerant and can survive in areas with low rainfall.

Flowers: Produces distinctive, tubular flowers that resemble the paws of kangaroos.

Uses: Anigozanthos is a popular plant for ornamental landscaping, particularly in Mediterranean-style gardens and xeriscapes. The plant’s striking flowers and foliage make it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. Some species, such as Anigozanthos flavidus, have medicinal properties and have been used by Indigenous Australians to treat a range of ailments, including skin irritations and insect bites. Anigozanthos provides habitat and food for native wildlife, including birds and insects.


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