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Anigozanthos rufus/Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos rufus / Anigozanthos rufus
Grows well in Mediterranean- like climates
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Grows well in Mediterranean- like climates

This bright orange-red flowering plant likes dry, cool climates

An outdoor planting in Southern California

A close view of the "paws"

A tall floral stalk silhouetted against a California blue sky

A strong, healthy specimen in full bloom in Monterey, California

A dark, maroon-red flowering cultivar growing in an office complex in Southern California

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Scientific Name: Anigozanthos rufus
Common Name: Kangaroo Paw
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This native of Western Australia does well outdoors in frost free climates, but can be used as a container plant where kept warm in winter. Grows best in a sandy soil with some peat moss to hold the water. It is a plant that is tolerant to drought.