Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos manglesii 'Kanga Red'

Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Anigozanthos (an-ih-go-ZAN-thos) (Info)
Species: manglesii (man-GELS-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Kanga Red

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Dana Point, California

Fresno, California

Oakland, California

San Anselmo, California

San Jose, California

Rockwall, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 12, 2008, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Botanica Encyclopedia
Anigozanthos - Kangaroo Paw
Native to southwestern Australia, these evergreen perennials are noted for their unique bird-attracting tubular flowers, the outsides coated with dense shaggy hairs and opening at the apex into 6 'claws', the whole resembling an animal's paw. Foliage is somewhat grass-like, and the various species can range in height from 1-6'. Flowers come in many colors inluding green, gold, deep red and orange-red; some species and hybrids are bi-colored. In recent years many hybrids have been produced, meeting the demands of the cut-flower industry and the florists' trade in potted flowers--an example is Anigozanthos 'Red Cross'--though most will grow outdoors equally well.
Cultivation:
They prefer warm, very well-drained san... read more

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On Apr 18, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

So far, it seems to be doing well here in 8b, although it may not make the winter. Plants usually last only about 3 years under ideal conditions. They need a well-drained area, preferably sandy loam, for best results.