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Madiba PBR

Protea cynaroides

SPECIES: Yes
INDIGENOUS: Yes

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

DESCRIPTION

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.

USES

Cut Flower

CONDITIONS

Light Frost tolerance once established, Coastal Conditions, Wind Tolerant

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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