Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw
Anigozanthos 'Joe Joe Red'
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw flowers
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Plant Height: 15 inches
Flower Height: 20 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8b
Other Names: Cat's Paw
Group/Class: Joe Joe Series
An attractive, compact variety that features red, velvety, tubular flowers that rise above dark green foliage; gorgeous accent feature in garden beds, containers and cut flower arrangements; prefers light sandy soil; attracts hummingbirds
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw features unusual racemes of red flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw is an open herbaceous evergreen perennial 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 is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry, and is very intolerant of standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy 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.
Joe Joe™ Red Kangaroo Paw is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.