Protea susannae

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 susannae
Its goblet-shaped flowers are brownish-pink. The 6-inch-long leaves have horny margins and give a sulfurous odor when bruised.

Attributes - Protea susannae

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 8 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers.

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