Saturday, February 20, 2010

Today’s Flowers

One of my favourite flowers. I have bought another 2 plants for my balcony :).

The Kangaroo Paw is an Australian native, which loves full sun. It is heat and drought tolerant. It grows to 80 cms / 31 inches and is good for containers, as well as in the garden.

Kangaroo Paw © Evelyn Howard 2010Anigozanthos or commonly known as Kangaroo Paw

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14 comments:

faroutflora said...

It is a favorite out here too in SF.

Julie said...

Hi Evelyn! Is this a succulent??? It is really cool looking! Wonder if it would grow here. I've never seen it before!

Noelle said...

We find Kangaroo Paw in our local nurseries here in the States. Their flowers are so unusual, yet beautiful. I love your photo :^)

Evelyn Howard said...

@Julie: Not a succulent, unfortunately. Mine is in a pot, so it needs to be watered every other day in summer. But if planted in the ground, it's hardy and needs very little water.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful!
No wonder it's a favorite!

Diane AZ said...

Nice colors and texture and I like this asymmetry of the point of view.

Ebie said...

My friend has this plant in her garden, and I love it!

I saw your Cactus Monday, I am going to check out the link on Monday.

I have succulent flowers, tons of them!

Naturegirl said...

I love the name and look of this blossom!

Perry said...

Cool flower. Never saw one of these before!

eden said...

Hi, Evelyn!

This is a nice colour of the kangaroo paw. My sister has red and the yellow. Love your photo. Great shot.

Judy said...

That is gorgeous!!! I have never seen anything like it!! I wish they could grow here!

SandyCarlson said...

The name is delightful, and the colors are exquisite.

Johnny Nutcase said...

this flower is so gorgeous and different looking! very beautiful, great photo of it. I want one :)

Carletta said...

Thanks for introducing me to this beautiful plant! Such a unique shape.
Gorgeous photo!
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

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