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Anigozanthos 'Bush Pioneer' is a tall growing kangaroo paw with unusual golden orange coloured flowers. It is a relatively tough perennial plant with mid green sword shaped leaves and well branched flower stems. Flowering season is in late spring and summer, and the blooms attract nectar loving wildlife, and make good cut flowers. Best in full sun in well drained soil. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Kangaroo paws grow from underground rhizomes, and old dead flowers stems can be cut back hard to the ground to encourage fresh growth from the rhiozomes.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 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, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.