Anigozanthos Bush Matilda
PBR Name: Carmat
Loads of golden yellow flowers on a medium height plant with natural branching. Depending on light conditions, the flower colour can vary from a bright yellow to a golden yellow. The light green branches are covered in white hairs which contrast against mid-green, strappy foliage.
Height to 1m
Width to 70cm
Plant in full or part sun position with well drained soils. Although more tolerant of clay soils than most paws, if drainage is poor, it’s still best to break down the clay with gypsum or build up the bed to provide good drainage so the plant can perform at its best. Protect from heavy frost.
These Landscapers are very drought hardy and are designed to survive on natural rainfall once established. However, like all plants, they need water, so during extended dry spells, it’s a good idea to give them an occasional soaking.
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 and prolific flowering.
Cut old flowering stems back to their base to tidy up the plant and encourage repeat flowering. You can cut the whole plant back to just above ground level. New shoots will appear from underground rhizomes. Older plants will benefit from the annual removal of any damaged leaves. Use secateurs, a chain saw, even a slasher!
Pests and Diseases
Snails and slugs are the most common pest. See your plant stockist for products to control them. Although Bush Gems Landscapers have been bred to resist or tolerate rust or ink spot disease, it may still be possible to see blackening of the foliage. This is more of an aesthetic problem than something that will hurt the plant, Just remove any badly affected leaves.
You can print this information by opening the attached informaiton sheet below.
To see a video about Bush Gems kangaroo paws, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anl73Zj7emA
|Brand||Bush Gems Landscapers|
|Preferred Climate||Semi-arid, Cool temperate, Temperate, Mediterranean|
|Tolerances||Coastal - Salt tolerant, Drought tolerant, Light frost tolerant|
|Use||Cut flower, Garden, Landscape, Native, Pots & tubs|
|PBR Status||PBR Protected|
|Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infingement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994.|
Anigozanthos Bush Gems Landscapers
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