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King White

Protea cynaroides

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

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

DESCRIPTION

The King White 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.

USES

Cut Flower, Container Gardening

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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