Today's bloom is Sugarbush 'Pink Princess' (Protea )

Bloom of the Day for February 13th, 2011:

Type of plant: Perennials, Shrubs

Bloom color: Pink

Bloom time of year: Late Winter/Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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marti001 wrote:
Lovely flower! Great picture!! I used to show at the Ventura Fair in Calif and we could find these at our local florst. They looked wonderful in arrangements. Can't grow them here in Kentucky, but I love seeing pictures of them.

critterologist wrote:
Great pick for "bloom of the day!" What a beautiful photo of an interesting bloom! At first glance, it reminded me a lot of the "Audrey II" (the plant in "Little Shop of Horrors")... fun!

pixie62560 wrote:
LOL Jill! It is a beautiful and unique bloom!!

bonehead wrote:
Beautiful bloom and very nice photo - I like the lighting around the hairy (?) edges.

binibusybee wrote:
Do Proteas grow on this continent too? I know them from the Cape region in South Africa, and some smaller types would grow in the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe too. They really are quite spectacular, and dry well to. Thanks for giving me a warm fuzzy moment with that wonderful photo!!