Our Plants - Protea

Cardinal
Protea eximia x susannae
Bright pink flowers mainly in summer. Cut for the vase or leave on the bush for you and the birds to enjoy. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Nov / Feb
  • Pink
  • 1.5 x 1.0
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Cream Mink
Protea neriifolia
A tall growing variety with plenty of creamy lime green protea flowers with dark tufts on top. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Great cut flowers.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Apr / Jun
  • Lime
  • 2.0 x 1.5
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King Pink
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea or Giant Protea in its original form. Attracts birds to the garden. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jul / Oct
  • Pink
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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King White
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea is the most popular variety, having one of the largest flower heads in the Proteaceae family. The white flowers are new to the garden and still rare. Ideal for low maintenance gardens and containers.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jul / Oct
  • Pink
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Lady Di
Protea compacta x magnifica
Beautiful pink Protea flowers topped with a white fringe will grace these plants from early winter to spring. They are stunning in the garden and in flower arrangements. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Jul / Oct
  • Pink
  • 2.0 x 1.5
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Lady Yasmin
Protea burchelii x obtusifolia (A Future Fynbos® selection)
Beautiful glossy red flowers bourne late autumn. A lovely addition to any garden. Tolerate wind. Ideal for a low maintenance, low water use garden. Great cut flower.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Apr / Jun
  • Red
  • 1.5 x 1.5
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Limelight
Protea neriifolia
Compact bush with plenty of creamy lime green protea flowers with purple-red tufts on top. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Great cut flowers.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Apr / Jun
  • Lime
  • 1.5 x 1.5
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Little Prince PBR
Protea cynaroides
Little PrincePBR is a compact King Protea, selected specifically for small gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jul / Oct
  • Red & White
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Madiba PBR
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea is the most popular variety, having one of the largest flower heads in the Proteaceae family. They are stunning in the garden, on the patio and in flower arrangements.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Sep / Oct
  • Dark Pink
  • 1.5 x 1.0
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Pink Ice
Protea compacta x susannae
The hardiest of all proteas, Pink Ice is well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers, fresh or dried.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Jan / Apr
  • Pink
  • 2.5 x 2.0
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Red Ice
Protea compacta x susannae
A very hardy variety, Red Ice is well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers, fresh or dried.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • April / June
  • Red
  • 2.5 x 2.0
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Roupe
Protea pityphylla hybrid
This compact protea shrub is ideal for the smaller garden. Lots of shiny red flowers in autumn, winter or spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Jul / Oct
  • Red
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Sheila
Protea magnifica x burchellii
Spectacular shiny red flowers, long-lasting on both the bush and in the vase, will grace your garden in late autumn and winter. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Apr / Jun
  • Red
  • 1.5 x 1.5
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Starlight
Protea scolymocephala
Masses of dainty protea flowers make Starlight a perfect choice for smaller gardens. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
  • Jul / Sep
  • Cream
  • 1.0 x 1.0
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Susara
Protea magnifica x susannae
This compact growing plant is ideal for small areas, rockeries and containers and fits in well with low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular autumn flowers fresh or dried.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Mar / May
  • Red
  • 2.0 x 1.5
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Sylvia
Protea eximia x susannae
This dense shrub is an excellent display plant or screen and fits in well with low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers fresh or dried.
  • SPECS
  • Species
  • Indigenous
  • Attract birds / bees
  • Flowering time
  • Colour of flower / foliage
  • Approximate Height (m) x Width (m)
  • USES
  • Cut flowers
  • Containers
  • Screening
  • CONDITIONS
  • Tolerates light frost once established
  • Coastal
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerates shade
  • Tolerates wind
  • SOIL TYPE
  • Tolerates slightly heavier soil
  • Sandy / Rocky soil
  • Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
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  • Jan / Mar, Aug / Nov
  • Pink / Red
  • 2.0 x 1.5
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specs Uses conditions soil type
Species Indigenous Attract birds / bees Flowering time Colour of flower / foliage Approximate Height (m) x Width (m) Cut flowers Containers Screening Tolerates light frost once established Coastal Drought tolerant once established Tolerates shade Tolerates wind Tolerates slightly heavier soil Sandy / Rocky soil Tolerates netural / alkaline soil
Cardinal
Protea eximia x susannae
Bright pink flowers mainly in summer. Cut for the vase or leave on the bush for you and the birds to enjoy. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  Nov / Feb Pink 1.5 x 1.0              
Cream Mink
Protea neriifolia
A tall growing variety with plenty of creamy lime green protea flowers with dark tufts on top. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Great cut flowers.
Apr / Jun Lime 2.0 x 1.5              
King Pink
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea or Giant Protea in its original form. Attracts birds to the garden. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
Jul / Oct Pink 1.0 x 1.0              
King White
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea is the most popular variety, having one of the largest flower heads in the Proteaceae family. The white flowers are new to the garden and still rare. Ideal for low maintenance gardens and containers.
Jul / Oct Pink 1.0 x 1.0            
Lady Di
Protea compacta x magnifica
Beautiful pink Protea flowers topped with a white fringe will grace these plants from early winter to spring. They are stunning in the garden and in flower arrangements. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  Jul / Oct Pink 2.0 x 1.5                
Lady Yasmin
Protea burchelii x obtusifolia (A Future Fynbos® selection)
Beautiful glossy red flowers bourne late autumn. A lovely addition to any garden. Tolerate wind. Ideal for a low maintenance, low water use garden. Great cut flower.
  Apr / Jun Red 1.5 x 1.5              
Limelight
Protea neriifolia
Compact bush with plenty of creamy lime green protea flowers with purple-red tufts on top. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens. Great cut flowers.
Apr / Jun Lime 1.5 x 1.5              
Little Prince PBR
Protea cynaroides
Little PrincePBR is a compact King Protea, selected specifically for small gardens.
Jul / Oct Red & White 1.0 x 1.0              
Madiba PBR
Protea cynaroides
The King Protea is the most popular variety, having one of the largest flower heads in the Proteaceae family. They are stunning in the garden, on the patio and in flower arrangements.
Sep / Oct Dark Pink 1.5 x 1.0                
Pink Ice
Protea compacta x susannae
The hardiest of all proteas, Pink Ice is well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers, fresh or dried.
  Jan / Apr Pink 2.5 x 2.0              
Red Ice
Protea compacta x susannae
A very hardy variety, Red Ice is well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers, fresh or dried.
  April / June Red 2.5 x 2.0              
Roupe
Protea pityphylla hybrid
This compact protea shrub is ideal for the smaller garden. Lots of shiny red flowers in autumn, winter or spring. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  Jul / Oct Red 1.0 x 1.0              
Sheila
Protea magnifica x burchellii
Spectacular shiny red flowers, long-lasting on both the bush and in the vase, will grace your garden in late autumn and winter. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
  Apr / Jun Red 1.5 x 1.5              
Starlight
Protea scolymocephala
Masses of dainty protea flowers make Starlight a perfect choice for smaller gardens. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.
Jul / Sep Cream 1.0 x 1.0            
Susara
Protea magnifica x susannae
This compact growing plant is ideal for small areas, rockeries and containers and fits in well with low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular autumn flowers fresh or dried.
  Mar / May Red 2.0 x 1.5              
Sylvia
Protea eximia x susannae
This dense shrub is an excellent display plant or screen and fits in well with low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers fresh or dried.
    Jan / Mar, Aug / Nov Pink / Red 2.0 x 1.5