Princess Protea

Protea grandiceps

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Protea (PROH-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiceps (GRAN-dee-keps) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (dark red)

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 7, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant which is indigenous to South Africa. Princess Protea, Peach Protea (Protea grandiceps) is slow growing and has a rounded habit. The grey-green, broad leaves have red margins. From spring until late autumn, it produces inflorescent heads which incurve and barely open, but are still attractive. They are flushed a peach pink and tipped with fluffy white hairs. It is not well suited to very dry areas or regions with very severe frost

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