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Anigozanthos 'Bush Tenacity' (Kangaroo Paw)

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Helpful articles

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

Ground covers.

Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.

Green walls (or Vertical Garden). Learn how to create an amazing vertical garden wall using a variety of plants including herbs.

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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