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Anigozanthos 'Bush Tenacity' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Find a plant for your garden or home. Search for plants and flowers visually, by name, flower colour and other attributes. Search for native plants, edible plants and popular exotics such as roses and petunias.

Growing Grevilleas. Learn how to grow grevilleas in your garden.

Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Plant description

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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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