5 responses to “Anigozanthos flavidus”

  1. Beverley

    Anigozanthos flavidus – Z9 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Anigozanthos flavidus – minimum 5 degrees C/41 degrees F. – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Colleen

    Really enjoy the wide-angle along with the close-up picture. For plants I don’t know, it’s great to have the wide angle to place the species, though I enjoy the close up the most.

  3. elizabeth

    Thank you Beverly for the zonal insights. Checking out the links, there isn’t much said on this. Even though this facinating wildflower is said to be very hardy and adaptible, this is of course in the context of South Western Australia, not in the North West of our quite polar Northern Hemisphere!
    Trying out the adaptability of species native to Australia and New Zealand into the North West has been very interesting. There is alot of thought and care involved in effectively translating their needs.
    I wonder what sort pollenation methods this wildflower would attract here?

  4. Douglas Justice

    I grew a variety of Anigozanthus species/cultivars (yellow, red, and green) on my warmish patio at my home in New Westminster, just east of Vancouver, for a couple of summers. In the first summer, after having pulled them from a warm greenhouse, they flowered well and looked pretty good. I then overwintered them in a polyhouse with frost protection only. That summer, they looked even better and flowered over a longer period. Hummingbirds visited the flowers both years. Unfortunately, I didn’t provide enough light to the crowns the next winter, and the plants deteriorated as a result. If some risk-taking greenhouse grower produced well-budded gallons for sale in May, I’d buy them every year.

  5. Liza

    Wonder of wonders, our [once local] Anigozathus flavidus in Columbia! Well, not quite local, as this looks a bit like the variety ‘Yellow Gem’, with possibly ‘Big Red’ in the background. Fantastic! Albany, West Aust., has used these on the town entry roundabout.
    Cooler northern climes may like to experiment with some of the Bush Gem range of ‘paws if you can access them, but they must have sun and good drainage. Perhaps treat as annuals?
    And here we are wishing we could grow peonies and clematis, whilst the wattle and the local Banksia coccinea begin to colour the winter bushscape!

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