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Today's bloom is Princess Protea (Protea grandiceps)

Bloom of the Day for March 8th, 2013:

Type of plant: Shrubs

Bloom color: Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

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

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
I just kept looking at this one.... I looked at all of them and then did a little research before even commenting. I really liked this one a LOT! Great picture again. It looks like its wrapped in caterpillars combing their hair... This message was edited Mar 8, 2013 11:18 AM

Qwilter wrote:
Used to love stopping at the Protea growing area on Haleakala, Maui. Had many dried ones that lasted for many years. The Protea are amazing flowers - petals look like feathers.

pirl wrote:
Too beautiful for words.

GardenGuyKin wrote:
Beautiful photo and well described by David and Qwilter! I vision this being worn in Kells hair while she eats Sushi on the Seashore... ;-)

Kell wrote:
Lucky you Qwilter! I would love to see them growing in Hawaii! Thanks David, Pirl and Mr. Kin. And LOL Mr. Kin. And it is no longer in the middle of the night either for such fine humor. I do believe this was one of the first protea I ever saw. Sue, I think you were there! It was at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. I was too thrilled for words at my discovery. Now my loca