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Limelight

Protea neriifolia

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Cream
FLOWERING TIME: Apr - June
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 150cm (height) x 150cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 1.5m - 2m

DESCRIPTION

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.

USES

Cut Flower

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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