Anigozanthos ‘Bush Tenacity’ – Kangaroo Paw

 

This is a rather delightful smaller kangaroo paw hybrid that features red flower stems with bright yellow medium sized flowers. It is usually not a long-lived plant in the garden although a sunny well-drained spot will give the best results. An alternative is to grow it in a pot to prolong its life if your soil is poorly drained. Use it as a bird attracting feature plant. Remove the spent flower stems at ground level when it has finished blooming, and give it a handful of a good native fertilizer in spring, being sure to water it in well afterwards.

Scientific Name:Anigozanthos
Family:Haemodoraceae
Common Name:Kangaroo Paw
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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