Anigozanthos Anniversary Gold
Bred by Master Breeder Digby Growns, the exciting part about this Kangaroo Paw is the breakthrough of colour. In it’s normal form, the manglesii species usually shows a flower red and green in colour, however, due to a break occurring in the anthocyanin pathway, the plant shows a yellow colour instead of the usual red. The original genetics for this plant were sourced within the Kings Park Botanic Garden Bush land way back in 1914 by Danish Botanist, Carl Ostenfeld. The history behind this plant and the incredible way in which it gets it’s Australian green and gold colour, makes it an excellent choice to commemorate 50 years of exceptional dedication to breeding plants.
Height to 1m
Width to 60cm
Planting: Plant in full sun, preferably with free-draining soils. If drainage is poor, such as in most clay soils, break down the clay with gypsum or build up the bed to provide good drainage.
Watering: Water in while establishing. This plant shouldn't require any water above natural rainfall once established, however will appreciate a watering during prolongued dry spells. Pot specimens will require at the least weekly watering.
Fertiliser: Anigozanthos are not especially phosphorus sensitive, so you needn’t necessarily have to use a native plant fertiliser. Feed in autumn and spring with controlled release fertiliser to promote good plant health. If in doubt, consult your local plant retailer for the best options suited to your area.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers by cutting as far down the stem as possible. Remove any unsightly foliage by pulling away at the base. Anigozanthos will respond will to a harsh cut back once a year, ensure your plant is well established before doing this.
Pests & Diseases: Should inkspot become an issue on your Kangaroo Paws foliage, simply remove affected foliage.
|Position||Full Sun, Full Sun/Part Shade|
|Use||Cut Flower, Garden, Native, Pots & Tubs, Retaining Walls|
|This variety may be registerable under the PBR Act, 1994. Growers should determine it's PBR status prior to propagation or undertaking other commercial activities.|