Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
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Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.
Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.
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).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.