PROTEA SEEDS

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  1. PROTEA CORONATA

    This superb variety has bright apple-green flower heads hidden amongst its silvery foliage. Wonderful in floristry as a cut flower. Making an upright, 2-3 m tall, sparsely branched, tree up to 5 m high, it bears leaves which are covered in long shaggy hairs, giving them a silvery sheen, upward-pointing, narrow and lance-shaped turning purplish around the flower head. Young growth is often attractively-tinged red or coppery. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. Proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.67

  2. PROTEA CYNAROIDES

    The most famous of all, the 'King Protea', has large distinctive leaves and huge flower heads which open throughout the year with white, pink and red bracts, depending on the variant. Flower heads persist for a long time, also making excellent cut flowers. Plants should be pruned if leaves suffer frost damage to encourage rapid new growth as soon as possible. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. Proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.80

  3. PROTEA EXIMIA

    This beautiful, robust, easy-to-grow variety presents its sizeable, showy, deep pink, purple-centred flower heads above greyish green foliage. Making a large upright shrub, it forms a single main trunk with sparsely branched growth habit. The leathery, hairless, and broadly egg-shaped grey-to-purplish-green foliage is coated with an attractive whitish bloom that can be rubbed off. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.80

  4. PROTEA OBTUSIFOLIA

    An absolutely glorious variety, having sizeable, shiny, richly coloured flower heads during winter. One of the very few proteas that can thrive in both alkaline or acidic soils, making it one of the most adaptable proteas for many gardens. With a robust-growing habit, it makes a large upright rounded shrub, 2–4 m tall with a spread of up to 5 m, and an incredibly stout main trunk up to 600 mm/2feet in diameter. The inner involucral bracts are hairless and shiny with a fringe of silver white hairs along the margin, the colour varying from deep carmine to creamy white, with many shades of pink in between. Flowering occurs from autumn until spring, peaking during midwinter dependent on location. Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them (this variety being the exception) Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. Proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.54

  5. PROTEA REPENS 'WHITE'

    This is the pure white-flowered form of the red one! It is a sturdy, densely shrubby Protea which is an excellent addition to any "wild-life" garden, as the large amount of nectar produced attracts birds, bees and other insects. The latin name "repens" is wrong and was caused by a mix-up in ancient times. The botanist Thunberg later named the same plant Protea mellifera, referring to the sweet nectar produced by the flowers. However, this later correct name was not valid so so this upright shrub is now called Protea repens! Proteas require extremely well drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.61

  6. PROTEA ROUPELLIAE

    This beautiful shrub is one of the few proteas found in summer rainfall areas, its leaves being smooth, silky and silvery. The numerous flower heads are goblet-shaped, pink to brown in colour, with bracts also being covered in silky, silver hairs. Flowering of this fast-growing, adaptable and attractive shrub occurs from summer to autumn. Proteas require extremely well-drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.67

  7. PROTEA SUBVESTITA

    From the summer rainfall regions of South Africa comes this wonderful large shrub or small tree which produces its flower-heads in summer and autumn. These vary in colour from carmine pink to orange-pink to creamy white. With an upright, bushy, evergreen habit, it generally gets to 2–5 m high with a single trunk of finally up to 300 mm in diameter. A late flowerer, it produces noticeably more flowers in mid to late summer. In the wild it grows on rocky sandstone slopes in the Drakensberg Escarpment near Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga. It is one of the rarer proteas and is now believed to be extinct in Lesotho. Proteas require extremely well-drained soil which is both acidic and very low in nutrients, fertiliser containing excess phosphates or nitrates may kill them! Proteas should not be fed with standard liquid feeds. Protea feed is available from specialist stockists. As a rule proteas prefer full sun on a south facing slope in an open unshaded position. ... Learn More

    $4.80

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