How to grow Australian native flowers
Banksias are native to the east and west coast of Australia and their flowers can range from stunning red and orange through to blue and green. Story: homes+
Mourning Johnston Drummond and Kabinger. Black Kangaroo Paw, Macropidia fuliginosa, Western Australian Botanical Garden, Perth, Australia
Curtis's Botanical Magazine, that wonderful source of botanical information presented in marvellous style, gives a description in 1847 of 'Anigozanthos fuliginosa'. It is already then remarked that this Black Kangaroo Paw is quite different from the other kinds of Anigozanthos (and later it received its own particular name: Macropidia fuliginosa, Sooty Bigfoot, I would say...). Curtis's quotes from a recent letter received by the London Journal of Botany from James Drummond (1786/7-1863)…
Black kangaroo paw - Macropidia
Yeah it's real! Black furry buds open to green flowers in this wonderful native kangaroo paw. A little tricky in subtropical gardens but worth the effort - and very rewarding in dry zone climates. bush images: Paul Morris via Flickr cropped to size. "Impressed with the packaging of my 4 black kangaroo paw tube-stock plants they arrived safely on time in South Australia" Victoria - May 2018 SA
Black Kangaroo Paw [Macropidia fuliginosa]
A very desirable and spectacular Kangaroo Paw. In sub-tropical regions it can be tricky in soil but will thrive for a few years in a container in a sunny p...