Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Bush Glow' is a manipulated hybrid between A. humilis and A. flavidus. The name refers to the bright flowers of the cultivar. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in June 1989. Registration applied for by Biotech Plants, Somersby, NSW.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar has flower scapes that reach 0.7m tall. The individual flowers are a greenish-yellow. The flowers are covered with deep red coloured hairs that give an orange appearance to the flowers.
A. humilis: Small clumps 100mm wide by 100-500mm tall (flower scape). Leaves 10mm wide by 200mm long; margins hairy, leaf surface hairy to glabrous. Flower stems to 500mm; covered in wooly hairs; stems sometimes branched. Flowers are tubular to 50mm long; covered in short hairs; perianth lobes turned back; cream, yellow, orange pink or red in colour.
A. 'Bush Glow': Leaves to 7mm wide by 400mm long; glabrous. Flower stems to 700mm tall, branched. Flowers tubular, 35-40mm long, perianth lobes partially recurved, perianth greenish-yellow and densely covered with deep red hairs, becoming short and sparse on the lower stem and red to red-black in colour.
A. flavidus: Clumps to 1m across and up to 2m tall. Leaves are 20-40mm wide by up to 1m long; glabrous. Flower stem up to 2m; glabrous where branching starts; flowers tubular, 30-40mm long, perianth lobes not curved back, red, orange, pink,yellow or green in colour.
CULTIVATION NOTES: The cultivar grows best in an open, sunny position. Good drainage is required, and it responds well to watering and slow release fertilizer which is low in phosphorus.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966
plumose hairs:Greyed-Purple Group 187B
perianth: Yellow-Orange Group 22B
PREVIOUS PUBLICATION: Seen on catalogue lists and mentioned in Australian Native Plants by J Wrigley and M Fagg 1988.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC447, ACRA321/202, CBG8804448/8504729
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 16 October 1992