Kangaroo Paws are brightly colored, velvety flowers. They bloom in fan-like clusters with striking tubular flowers, which resemble the paws of a kangaroo. They come in several colors and are often used in cut flower bouquets and arrangements.
ORIGIN: Kangaroo Paw is native to Western Australia and belongs to the genus Anigozanthos. The name Anigozanthos comes from the Greek, angio meaning to expand, and anthos meaning flower, which references the way the flowers split.
AVAILABILITY: Spring through summer
CARE & HANDLING: Remove all foliage that will sit below the water line. Cut stems and place in a clean vase with fresh, clean, room-temperature water. Refrain from using flower preservative with Kangaroo Paw, as sugar solutions/flower food are not always beneficial for native Australian flowers. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed.