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Anigozanthos 'Bush Garnet'

Family: Haemodoraceae
Genus: Anigozanthos (an-ih-go-ZAN-thos) (Info)
Cultivar: Bush Garnet

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
3 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative FlaFlower On Aug 23, 2011, FlaFlower from Miami Dade, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Very expensive as an annual here in Florida once it starts to rain it starts to wither and then faster than it arrived it is gone. Tried them 2 years in a row to much money $10-$12 a 10 inch pot for about 4 weeks of performance, the cheap ones far out perform this.

Neutral gardenerCarol On Aug 22, 2011, gardenerCarol from Thousand Oaks, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This is a very dramatic plant in bloom, particularly with a mass of them. Too much water will kill it faster than anything. Great in pots for that reason. If planting in the ground set the crown a bit above the ground level to avoid any drainage issues. Otherwise it's almost maintenance free.

Negative rpj On Aug 22, 2011, rpj from Sebastian, FL wrote:

Although it can grow in south Florida I had a tough time once the rainy season got here. No matter what I tried it seemed to get to much water.

Neutral pbyrley On Aug 22, 2011, pbyrley from Port St Lucie (+ Wk For), FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I would like to see Dave's garden do more to establish the lack of danger of these recent imports before "advertising" them so heavily.

We don't need more honeysuckle, maleuca, Brazilian pepper, etc rampaging across vast areas of the countryside.

Negative Lisianne On Aug 22, 2011, Lisianne from Bowling Green, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love the texture and shape of this plant which I have purchased several consecutive years. However, I've had poor luck with getting it to bloom. I've tried it in pots as a container plant, in a long windowbox, in the ground. In full sun and part sun. I have successfully overwintered it in my sunroom, but it has never rebloomed after that. I must be doing something wrong!

Positive rwc_gardener On Apr 2, 2005, rwc_gardener from Fresno, CA wrote:

Easy to maintain. Adds lots of color, height, and texture to the garden. Great for cuttings.

Positive hekdek On Jul 5, 2004, hekdek from Columbus, OH wrote:

In Ohio I am using it as a patio plant, it is very interesting and easy to care for. I am hoping to overwinter it inside


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Carlsbad, California
Clayton, California
Cloverdale, California
Eureka, California
Folsom, California
Fremont, California
Kelseyville, California
Monterey, California
Redwood City, California
San Leandro, California
Santee, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Cocoa, Florida
Papaaloa, Hawaii
New York City, New York
Mesquite, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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