Anigozanthus flavidus

Kangaroo Paw

Based on the pictures you can probably see the attractiveness of this plant.  It’s an evergreen perennial native to Australia so it also only takes moderate amounts of water and lots and lots of sun.  Coming in yellows, bright and dull reds, coral, pink, and orange it looks best planted in groupings (see pictures) rather than just singly where the flowers can sway with the wind.  Different varieties offer different heights and sizes but they all have a long flowering season typically from early spring to late fall at which point you’ll want to cut the flower stalks off to the ground.  This is an increasingly popular plant and can now be found in almost every nursery including the Home Depots and Lowe’s of the world.