A good Protea for the garden, hardier than many other Proteas, coming from higher mountainous areas of the Southern Cape. Plants form a rounded shrub with salmon-red flower-heads in late spring and early summer. They have large oval blue-green leaves and grow to a height of 2-3m. These are excellent container/conservatory and garden plants for Mediterranean gardens. They are good cut flowers.
Proteas are quite particular about their germination and growing conditions. They need a well-drained sandy and acid soil with low phosphate levels. A sunny spot is best, which is sheltered against frost. Princess Proteas can be grown outdoors in a sheltered spot in the warmest parts of the UK, but otherwise best in large pots that are overwintered in a well-ventilated conservatory or greenhouse.
Pack of 8 seeds. Sow in autumn or spring. Seeds need to be soaked for 24hrs before sowing, preferably in a smoke primer solution. Flowering starts in years 4 and 5. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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