Kangaroo paw is the common name for a flowering plant from south Western Australia. It copes well with drought, and is a popular garden plant, especially in native Australian gardens. There are a number of newer and prettier varieties that have been bred as the plant becomes domesticated. There are dwarf varieties, but the larger kind can grow up to 1.5m high. It comes in a range of colours from the original oranges and reds to new pink shades.