Purple Shades: Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’

The subtle purple shades in Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’ are quite striking when on mass, the flowers on purple stems open to reveal bright orange and yellows on the inside adding even more contrast.
Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’ is part of Angus Stewart’s tall and tough series of Kangaroo paws, he has bred up some great colours in the taller Anigozanthos flavidus species that are hardy and showy.

Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’ grows to become a large weeping grassy clump with 2 metre high flower spikes on top in spring through to summer.

Like all Kangaroo Paws it enjoys an open sunny position in a free draining soil as they will suffer from ink spot if the root zone becomes to damp.

Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’ looks great planted on mass or as a feature by itself I also really love it combined with a large red Kangaroo paw.

The large species of Anigozanthos benefit from a harsh prune after flowering y cutting the whole grass head back almost to ground level. If you want to prolong the flowering period it is a good idea to cut spent flower stems down to the lowest point in the crown you can access. Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Violet’ is a gentle purple but I find the colour surprisingly striking in a garden bed. Give it a go!

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