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Kangaroo Paw and Cataroos

Published: Wednesday 17 August 2016

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Kangaroo Paw and Cataroos

Hold up your paw if you are a fan of Kangaroo Paw!

Kangaroo Paw is one of our top picks of the bunch when it comes to Australian native flowers. Here are some interesting facts you may not have know about this furry little flower…

  1. Kangaroo Paw is native to south-western Australia but has been developed as a cut-flower crop in the US, Japan and Israel. In Israel the plants are propagated from tissue culture imported from Australia.
  2. The flower has unique, bird-attracting appeal. A bit like Lynx for birds…
  3. Its flower resembles kangaroo paws. No, really.
  4. Most kangaroo paws are from the genus Anigozanthos. There are additional species in this genus that resemble kangaroo paws, but are actually cat paws. I wonder what would happen if you crossed a kangaroo paw with a cat paw? A cataroo paw maybe? Are we onto something here?

This is a Cat’s Paw…..

Cat`s Paw

We love using kangaroo paws for their interesting flower shape, texture and height. The dwarf variety are also divine in posies too, including the pretty dusty pink kangaroo paw favoured by many an Australian bride.

Kangaroo paw colours are both vivid and bold or soft and subtle, including a magnificent two-toned bright red and green kangaroo paw, which also happens to be the emblem of Western Australia. You can get paws in a deep rich red, golden yellow, mustard yellow, soft pale green, an amazing black and lime green, burnt orange and a two tone orange and yellow.

Kangaroo paws make wonderfully long lasting cut flowers (as do native flowers in general) and work really well in modern corporate office installations and vase arrangements that need height and colour. Like these rather brilliant designs created just this week out of our head design studio…

kangaroo paw      kangaroo paw

You can find kangaroo paw in our native flower arrangements available online or request them in a custom bouquet by calling our consultants on 1800 66 66 46 or emailing sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_paw

 

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