Saturday, December 8, 2007

Anigozanthos, Kangaroo Paw


Close up of the buds of my all time favourite Kangaroo Paw plant. I love the fuzzy orange buds, and the fact that this one is happy in my garden, while so many other Kangaroo paw plants have perished.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, I love how you can see yellow beyond the orange fuzz :)

Colin Campbell said...

I love Kangaroo Paws too. Unfortunately I have had very bad luck trying to grow them.

Erica said...

you've done well to keep one growing - listening to a gardening radio show last week and the professional gardener was confessing how many kangaroo paws he's lost, made me feel a bit better because I've added them to my list of "killed this, never try to grow again" plants

Lavender said...

Anon If I ever see these orange ones again I will buy all I can afford - love that glow from the orange fuzz over the yellow - in the sun they glow like coals, :)

Colin Thats what makes this one my fave - its the only survivor! Id killed several before this one, and two more since - go figure! LOL

Erica Like I said to Colin, Ive killed many of them myself. Cant grow a Protea to save my life either!
Very glad to hear Im not the only one - thank you! My father in law grows them with great ease - says his secret is feeding with Charlie Carp....didnt work for me tho :(

barkfoot said...

I've absolutely no idea what 'Kangeroos Paw' is and what it will eventually turn out as.....awaiting enlightenment.

Lavender said...

Barkfoot Ah yes, that was rude of me! Sorry Chap! Will see if its bloomed yet, and get some more descriptive shots of this wonderful Aussie native plant....they say the flowers are shaped a bit like a kangaroos' paw...but I will let everyone decide for themselves! Cheers :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

How unusual is that!!

Lavender said...

Captain Cool, Thanks Captain!

BetteJo said...

That's one of the most interesting plants I've ever seen - and I love the colors! Can't wait to see what it develops into.

Lavender said...

BetteJo I really fell hard for these when I first saw them - there are other colours as well, red, yellow, red & green, even a black which is very dramatic...they have also been heavily hybridized to get pinks too - its just a pity they arent easier to grow.....