There are dozens of named varieties that are much more disease resistant than their forebears, but in humid climates it’s safest to grow the taller plants. Cut back hard after major flowering flushes and avoid heavy frost areas.
- Anigozanthos ‘Big Red’ can reach up to 2 metres tall and, even when it dies back, it almost always seems to recover. Makes a great cut flower, too.
Anigozanthos ‘Bush Pearl’ is a low grower to about 60cm. It flowers generously with masses of lipstick-pink blooms. It does particularly well in a pot, especially the self-watering Yates Tuscan Edge pots.