The king protea, or protea cynaroides, grows throughout the southern parts of South Africa and has a number of different colours and leaf shapes across varying subspecies. The king protea blooms at different times throughout the year depending on habitat and climate, according to the South African National Biodiversity Institute.

In its native habitat, flower heads will bloom sporadically throughout the year, but primarily in the warmer months. Create spectacular spring borders like this one. Ornamental flowering shrub or garden specimen in frost free areas.

The king protea, or protea cynaroides, grows throughout the southern parts of South Africa and has a number of different colours and leaf shapes across varying subspecies. Cookies, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion, A Striking Water-Wise Border with Agave, Cactus and Ocotillo, Eye Catching Retaining Walls and Staircases, An Eye-Catching Spring Border with Allium, Sword-Lilies and Grasses, A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Brilliant Tulips and Cotinus, A Four-Season Border with Evergreen Conifers and Japanese Maples, A Cheerful Winter Border Idea with Hellebores and Cyclamens.
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Bloom Description: Red to pink to creamy white. We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. It is best known for its huge goblet or bowl-shaped flower heads from 5" to 12" in diameter. Google image search for “white king protea flower bud”, South African National Biodiversity Institute.

In its native habitat, King Protea blooms primarily in the warmer months, but sporadically throughout the year. It is also the country’s national flower. Each spectacular flower head features a central bouquet of inner flowers surrounded by stiff, pointed, colorful bracts. Greenhouse plant in colder areas. Accept Protea cynaroides, commonly called king protea, is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that is native to South Africa. It typically matures to 3-4' (less frequently to 6') tall. A screenshot of the Facebook post, taken October 15, 2020. Their color ranges from greenish-white through silky silvery pinks to reds.

A reverse image search found the same image published here on a Chinese blog about the South African white king protea flower. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-10 where it is typically grown in acidic, poor to average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

The king protea, so called because of its resemblance to a crown, is the largest of all proteas and is found in the Cape Floristic region. The national flower of South Africa, Protea cynaroides (King Protea) is a sparsely branched evergreen shrub prized for its huge bowl-shaped flower heads, 6-12 in. By Hurly D'souza,  Chameleons Eye, Shutterstock. Prune in late winter or early spring. AFP and its logo are registered trademarks. Copyright AFP 2017-2020. Examples can be seen here, here and here. Copyright AFP 2017-2020.

across (15-30 cm). the blog faq’s stockists careers contact The flowers can be wide open, like dinner plates, or narrowly funnel shaped.


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