Leucospermum tottum

Bright solitary or clustered flowers show off on these evergreen shrubs from South Africa. Hairy leathery leaves crowd their stems. Tubelike flowers grow in a thistle-shaped head and make excellent cut flowers. Bloom is in late winter or early spring. Fruit is a small whitish nut. Difficult to cultivate, these plants need just the right growing conditions. Plant in full sun on slopes with excellent drainage. Most prefer acid soil. Protect from drying winds. Young plants are especially tender, though well-established plants tolerate some frost. Grow smaller types in containers.
Leucospermum tottum
Flower stalks support brick red to pale rose blossoms. Occasionally the 1 to 2-inch-long leaves of this flowering shrub have hairs.

Attributes - Leucospermum tottum

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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Leucospermum cordifolium, Leucospermum lineare, Leucospermum reflexum
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