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Products > Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold'
 
Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold' - Yellow Kangaroo Paw

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Parentage: (A. flavidus x A. humilis)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold' (Yellow Kangaroo Paw) - This midsized kangaroo paw has foliage to 2 feet tall with lightly branched 3 foot flower stems bearing masses of bright yellow flowers throughout spring and summer and sporadically the rest of the year. Plant in a sunny and open position in the garden in moderately well-drained soils (this cultivar more tolerant to heavier soils). Irrigate regularly and fertilize in spring (not heavily and keep 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 and evergreen to about 25 degrees F and will re-sprout after being knocked down by temperatures as low as 20 F. 'Bush Gold' is a great garden plant and nice for flower arrangements. It is the result of a genetic mutation of A. 'Bush Glow', a hybrid of A. flavidus with A. humilis. Noted garden writer and Anigozanthos hybridizer Angus Stewart thinks this it the best yellow mid-sized paw. In his book "Gardening on the Wild Side" he states: "The vibrant yellow flowers of this cultivar coupled with its bombproof vigor have made it popular commercially. I highly recommend it as one of the toughest of all the hybrid kangaroo paw cultivars."  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold'.
 
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