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Red Ice

Protea compacta x susannae

SPECIES: No
INDIGENOUS: Yes

FLOWER/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Jan - Apr
SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds / Feeds Honeybees
SIZE: 250cm (height) x 200cm (width)
HEIGHT RANGE: 2m - 2.5m

DESCRIPTION

A very hardy variety, Red Ice is well suited to low maintenance, low water use gardens. Spectacular flowers, fresh or dried.

USES

Cut Flower, Screening Plant

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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