Specie: P. magnifica
Queen Protea, Giant Woolly Beard
Name in Latin: Proteaceae
Name in English: Protea
Origin: South Africa
Growth Habit: Variable shrub growing around two and a half metres
Flower: pink (soft) , flower heads have a black topped central flower mass
Blooming Period: winter, spring. summer
Large heads make dramatic focal points. Exotic arrangements and bouquets. Shape and texture provide unique visual interest in contemporary design.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 2+ weeks
Amount of water: moderate
Special handling: Strip leaves if odor unpleasant. Cold sensitive. Change water and flower food solution every 2 days to avoid blackening.
The unusual flowers are named after Proteus, the Greek sea god who had the power of prophecy and could assume various shapes. The flowers' name, therefore, refers to the flower heads' varied forms.