Protea repens

Protea, Protea mellifera, Sugarbush, Honey Flower

These 1000 species of flowering evergreen trees and shrubs are known for their large thistle-shaped flowers. Their tubular blooms are surrounded by colorful bracts. They have leathery leaves and a bearded nut. Native to South Africa, these short-lived 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, while older plants tolerate some low temperatures. Grow smaller types in containers.
Protea repens, Protea, Protea mellifera, Sugarbush, Honey Flower
This oval to rounded shrub is covered by narrow, blue-green leaves. Its 5-inch flowers have pink, red, or white bracts.

Attributes - Protea repens

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Protea compacta, Protea compacta 'Pink Velvet', Protea cynaroides, Protea eximia, Protea neriifolia, Protea susannae
 
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