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Anigozanthos 'Bush Bonanza' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Bonanza

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Anigozanthos 'Bush Bonanza' is a dwarf kangaroo paw with lightly branched red stems and yellow flowers. A strong and upright grower, but not as vigorous in humid climates where it is best grown in a pot. Flowers mostly in spring, with some stems through the rest of the year. Likes a sunny spot in welld rained soil. Kangaroo paws grow from an underground rhizome, which means that old spent flowering stems can be cut back hard to the ground. The plant will reshoot from the rhizomes. Birds love the nectar rich flowers.

Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Ink spot disease

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good native low phosphorus fertiliser.

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