Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Regal Claw' is the result of a cross between A. preissii and A. flavidus. The cross was made by Dr S D Hopper of the Western Australian Wildlife Research Centre. The cultivar was first received by ACRA in February 1980. Registration applied for by Dr S D Hopper of the WA Wildlife Research Centre.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar grows to 1.5m tall (flower stem). The leaves are ca. 25cm long by 5-10mm wide and glabrous. The flowers are in terminal clusters on a double-headed inflorescence. The individual flowers are ca. 40mm long. In bud the flowers are covered in a dense covering of red plumose hairs but as the flower grows and matures these hairs become more scattered making the flower appear more orange. Flowers appear over most of the year with main flush in October.
Anigozanthos preissii: Plant up to 0.3m wide, leaves 30-50cm long, nearly terete.
Leaves smooth, deciduous.
Flower stem to 0.6m, once forked, covered in short woolly hairs.
Flowers 5-6cm long.
Anigozanthos 'Regal Claw': Plant up to 0.4m wide
Leaves to 25cm long, thin and straplike, glabrous and not deciduous.
Flower stem to 1.5m long, branched. Stem smooth becoming woolly at top.
Flowers up to 5cm long.
Anigozanthos flavidus: Plant to 1.0m wide
Leaves up to 1.0m long, straplike, glabrous and not deciduous.
Flower stem branched but smooth up to branched area.
Flowers 3-4cm long.
CULTIVATON NOTES: This cultivar was first introduced in 1979. Early trials showed the selection had good vigour. The cultivar should thrive in conditions similar to those required for A. flavidus. The cultivar must be grown by vegetative means to preserve the cultivar form.
PREVIOUS PUBLICATION: As A. preissii x A. flavidus in "Australian Plants" vol.10 pages 211-217 with an illustration on page 212.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
plumose hairs: red group 45A
perianth tube (outer): yellow green group 144B
fused filaments: yellow green group 150A
anthers: yellow orange group 20C
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC269, ACRA067, CBG8405386
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 October 1989