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King Pink

Protea cynaroides

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Pink
FLOWERING TIME: Jul - Oct
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 150cm (height) x 100cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 1m - 1.5m

DESCRIPTION

The King Protea or Giant Protea in its original form. Attracts birds to the garden. Ideal for low maintenance, low water use gardens.

USES

Cut Flowers

CONDITIONS

Moderate frost tolerance once established

SOIL TYPE

Sandy / Rocky Soil, Tolerates a slightly heavier soil, and Tolerates neutral / alkaline

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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