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Anigozanthos 'Bush Tenacity' (Kangaroo Paw)

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How to plant. Learn how to plant correctly. Planting correctly will not only get your garden off to a flying start, but it will also ensure that your plants's root systems develop as healthily as possible, maximising their long-term stability.

Attracting fauna to your garden. This article explains how you can attract native australian wildlife to your garden.

External privacy screens. External privacy screens began to appear in Australian residential and commercial building during the 1950's and 1960's, as a direct result of high density living and higher incomes. For more information and some examples read this article.

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Plant description

anigozanthos bush tenacity 002

anigozanthos bush tenacity 001

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. 

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red/Yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: autumn.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus.

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