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cordata

Protea cordata

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Apr - Jun
SPECIAL FEATURES:
SIZE: 50cm (height) x 30cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 0m - 0.5m

DESCRIPTION

The flower heads growing at ground level are unobtrusive, small and papery brown/white/pink. However the well-spaced heart-shaped leaves are unusual and very attractive – sure to capture attention!

USES

Gift Idea

CONDITIONS

Moderate frost tolerance once established

SOIL TYPE

Sandy / Rocky Soil

CARE

Plant in well drained acidic soil. Water well to establish 1-2 years. Use a natural mulch low in phosphorus. Do not fertilize. Pick all flowers or cut back after flowering to maintain shape. In pots, water daily.

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