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Lobster claw, Parrot's beak or, if you like, Kakabeak from that New Zealand parrot.
Genus of 1 or 2 species of evergreen trailing or climbing shrubs from warm-temperate scrub or woodland in Australia and New Zealand, critically endangered in the wild.
EvergreenShrubs or subshrubs.Alternate, pinnate, mid- to dark-green leaves. Showy flowers resemble lobsters' claws.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
Full sunShelter from cold drying winds
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs.Place of originAustralia, New Zealand.
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Buy Varieties of CLIANTHUS
Climber with brilliant red, lobster claw shaped flowers
pure white lobster claw flowers
attractive deep rose-pink flowers
huge deep red flowers in profusion
selected free-flowering form of the red Lobster claw with brilliant scarlet flowers