Since this flower is also known as the kangaroo-paw, it’s obvious where it’s origin lies. Down under. Australia. The flowers look like the paws of the kangaroo. Since the discovery of the flower, in 1792, there are twelve species found of this eccentric-looking flower. The flower was brought to Europe for breeding in 1803. They were grown in the famous glasshouses and gardens of Empress Joséphine Malmaison in France.
The name Anigozanthos is descended from the Greek ‘anies’ which means uneven. ‘anthos’ means flower. The Anigozanthos stands for individuality and uniqueness. The red-green Anigozanthos is the flower icon of West Australia.
Colors, Shapes, and Availability
The shape of Anigozanthos is really special. Not a single flower is the same. Anigozanthos is available in various colors. Green, red, yellow, and orange. This makes the possibilities with Anigozanthos almost endless. The kangaroo-paw is almost year-round available with the exceptions of the summer months June, July and August.
Because of the shape and colors of the Anigozanthos, the flower is mostly used in late summer and autumn flower designs. It combines beautifully with flowers like Craspedia Globosa, Ilex, Hydrangea and Cymbidium. The diversity of colors and the playful shape of the flower lets it easily combine with a large variety of different flowers!
Shop Care Tips
Check the flowers for any damage when you receive them. Place them in a bucket with fresh, cold water and add flower food. Store the flowers in a cold area. If you wish to use the flowers, then cut approx. Two of the end of the stem with a sharp knife or secateurs and place them in a vase with fresh, cold water and add flower food.