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Anigozanthos 'Bush Bounty' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Plant description

Anigozanthos Bush Bounty

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Anigozanthos 'Bush Bounty' is a smaller sized kangaroo paw, with green sword shaped leaves, and  two-toned orange-yellow flower with purple tips. Flowers mostly in spring, and sporadically for the rest of the year. Humid climates can make the plant susceptible to black spotting of the leaves, growing it in a pot can help to improve the drainage and airflow for better health. Give it a good free draining soil and a sunny spot for best performance, and fertilise in spring with a good native low phosphorus plant food.

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.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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