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Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos 'Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise'

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Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos 'Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw flowers

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw flowers

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Plant Height:  10 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spread:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Cat's Paw

Group/Class:  Pot-A-Roo Series

Brand:  Ball

Description:

This variety produces nicely branched, deep red stems of yellow flowers with bright red bases, over a nice mound of bright green foliage; a great color addition to garden beds, borders or containers

Ornamental Features

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw features unusual racemes of yellow tubular flowers with scarlet overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw is an open herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Pot-A-Roo Red Sunrise Kangaroo Paw is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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