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Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango' - Orange Kangaroo Paw
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Haemodoraceae
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango' (Orange Kangaroo Paw) - This midsized kangaroo paw has foliage to 2 feet tall with lightly branched 3 foot flower stems bearing masses of orange irridescent 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 is 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 Tango' is a great garden plant and nice for flower arrangements. It is a complex hybrid created by hybridizer Angus Stewart. This plant does suffer from a rust disease in Australia but this problem has not been observed here in California.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 Tango'.
 
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