Specie: B. coccinea
Scarlet Banksia, Waratah Banksia, or Albany Banksia
Name in Latin: Proteaceae
Name in English: Protea
Origin: south west Australia
Growth Habit: erect shrub or small tree
Flower:Flowers arranged spirally around the flower spike axis, vertical alignment is strongly accentuated by large gaps between the columns, bright red vertical columns. The brilliant red spikes are 8 cm x 8 cm (3" x 3") and the shrub has a mature size of 6-12'.
Blooming Period: late winter through to early summer (June to January).
Leaf: broad with toothed margins.
Arrangements, bouquets, focal points, texture
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: Long lasting, dries well
Amount of water: moderate
Nutrition: floral preservative
Special handling: chill sensitive 55-70 avoid water on heads
Widely considered one of the most attractive Banksia species, B. coccinea is a popular garden plant and one of the most important Banksia species for the cut flower industry