Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Anigozanthos 'Space Age' is the result of a manipulated cross between A. manglesii male and A. flavidus female (tetraploid). The cross was performed by K R Oliver of Western Australia. The cultivar was first received by the Authority in September 1980. Registration applied for by K R Oliver.
DESCRIPTION: The flower stems are from 1 to 1.5m tall, mostly glabrous with a few scattered grey brown plumose hairs increasing and becoming purple on the upper half of the inflorescence. The flowers are usually in ?????? on thick pedicels to ca. 10mm long. The wool is dark red with some black tips over the ovary, becoming less red and more yellow green from the ovary towards the end of the corolla tube. The perianth tube is up to 65mm long and glabrous inside. The perianth lobes are to 12mm long, grey green and plumose inside. The anthers are longer than the filaments and the connective is tipped with a gland-like appendage. The flowering season is from September to November.
DIAGNOSIS: Anigozanthos 'Space Age' has a less branched inflorescence than A. flavidus. The flowers are twice as long and redder in colour. Anigozanthos 'Space Age' is taller than the .6 - 1m of A. manglesii. Its flowers are of a similar length but again are a deeper red on the perianth tube. The ovules are more than 25 per locule.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar is unpalatable to snails and is one of those less susceptible to Ink Disease. It is semi-hardy to drought. It has been in cultivation since 1969. Vegetative propagation must be used to ensure retention of the cultivar form.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
plumose hairs: grey purple group 186A.
perianth tube: yellow green group 144A
filaments: yellow green group 144B.
anthers: near yellow orange group 20A.
stems: greyed purple group 183A grading to yellow green group 144B.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC214; ACRA021; CBG8312960.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 30 October 1987