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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.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Bush Dawn'.
 
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