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Products > Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn'
Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn' - Yellow Kangaroo Paw
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus x A. pulcherrimus)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn' (Yellow Kangaroo Paw) - This evergreen perennial forms clumps to 1 to 2 feet wide with bright green strap-shaped leaves to 2 to 3 feet tall. From spring until fall ( (nearly year round along coast) emerge the bright yellow tubular flower buds that flare open at tips like a paw. The flowers are held on branching 5 to 6 foot tall stems that are covered with downy yellow hairs. Plant in a sunny and open position in the garden in well-drained soils. Irrigate regularly and fertilize in spring (not heavily and keep (P) phosphorus on the low side). Fans only flower once and need to be cleaned out after the flowering period so remove the old leaves down to as low as possible at the end of a season. Care should be exercised that the new emerging fans are not damaged. Hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. We have been growing this beautiful yellow cultivar since 1985. It was hybridized by the late Merv Turner who bred his plants to be ink spot resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.  The information about Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.