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1. Can I ping the VM tenant from the Network host? Or do I need to be in the linux namespace?
NO. you should use linux namespace. But you are using work around by putting the below routing rule which is causing you to access the VM tenant network without namespace.
10.0.0.0        172.29.173.5    255.255.255.0   UG        0 0          0 br-ex

2.  Do I need to add a physical port to br-ex?
YES.  you should add the port to br-ex. but as reported by you,  floating ip is not accessbile.
Again looks like some routing problem. Why you have two entry like below.

172.29.173.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.224 U         0 0          0 br-ex
172.29.173.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.192 U         0 0          0 br-ex