Anigozanthos Bush Ember ~ Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthus Bush Ember is a great cut flower. It holds the flowers both on and off the bush for a long time and they have a very distinctive look. The bush series of Anigozanthos are all dwarf plants with flowers at a height of 18" to two feet. Anigozanthos species plants can be more than 4 feet tall. This is often too large for many gardens. There is a black fungus that grows on the iris-like leaves and this is hard to get rid of. It is caused by excessive overhead watering. I usually put Anigozanthos Bush Ember on a drip system and water the Kangaroo Paws infrequently once they are established. Anigozanthos Bush Ember is hardy to the low 20° F. It is the result of a cross between A. humilis and A. flavidus. Anigozanthos will grow in some shade but performs better in full sun.