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PROTEA

Despite the casualties from the colder winter of 2010/11 proteas are much easier to grow than many people imagine and can readily be grown outside in milder areas PROVIDING the soil is very free draining, acidic and low in nutrients (ie no fertiliser containing phosphates). Full sun and a south facing slope would be ideal. To avoid proteas getting wet feet it is helpful to plant them on a raised mound and add bark or grit for improved drainage. See more care details on website

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)

Buy Varieties of PROTEA

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

PROTEA Banksia integrifolia

Coast banksia

leathery leaves with white undersides, cone-shaped yellow 'bottlebrush' flowers

 
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£25.00 each 
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PROTEA Banksia serrata

PROTEA Banksia serrata

Old man banksia, Red honeysuckle, Saw banksia, Saw-toothed banksia

serrated leaves and yellow-green flowers

 
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£20.00 each 
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PROTEA Hakea laurina

PROTEA Hakea laurina

Emu bush, Kodjet, Pin-cushion hakea

flowers resemble a pin-cushion in shape when open, with a red-pink globular centre and white pins radiating out

 
£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

PROTEA Hakea lissosperma

Mountain hakea

grey-green needle-like leaves and showy white flowers. Perfectly hardy

 
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£18.50 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Burgundy Sunset'

unusual deep bronzed-brown foliage

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush'

bluish foliage and burgundy red flower bracts

 
£25.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
 AWARD
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Inca Gold'

upright grower producing long reddish stems of butter-yellow tulip-like bracts which become tipped in crimson in winter

 
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£25.00 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Jester'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Jester'

variegated leaves and red bracts

 
£25.00 each 
 AWARD
PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'

hardy to about -6°C in ideal conditions.This variety has a medium sized bract (flower) which is brilliant red and provides a colourful winter or spring display

 
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£25.00 each 
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PROTEA Leucadendron 'Sixteen Candles'

PROTEA Leucadendron 'Sixteen Candles'

spectacular pink with cream

 
£25.00 each 
PROTEA Protea 'Clark's Red'

PROTEA Protea 'Clark's Red'

comparatively hardy hybrid variety. Dark red flowers with white tips

 
£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Protea cynaroides

PROTEA Protea cynaroides

Giant protea, King protea

large bracts in shades of pale to darker pink

 
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£45.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

PROTEA Protea cynaroides 'Little Prince'

deep pink/red flowers on compact plants to 1 metre

 
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£40.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea eximia

PROTEA Protea eximia

King Protea

silvery-green leaves and oval red or pink tinted flower heads

 
£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Protea neriifolia 'Whiteknight'

PROTEA Protea neriifolia 'Whiteknight'

Oleander leaf protea

slender leaves and creamy-white flowers, with a hint of pink

 
£30.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
PROTEA Protea 'Pink Crown'

PROTEA Protea 'Pink Crown'

compact habit. Pale pink flowers

 
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£30.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea 'Tasman Ruby'

PROTEA Protea 'Tasman Ruby'

deep red bracts with a silvery tint

 
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£45.00 each 
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PROTEA Protea 'Venus'

PROTEA Protea 'Venus'

hybrid protea. Red flowers

 
£40.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

Waratah

brilliant red flowers

 
£40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

Waratah

white flowers

 
£40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

New South Wales waratah

a large vigorous evergreen shrub from Australia which grows up to 3 metres. Deep green serrated leaves complement spectacular large red domed flowers. Has survived -6oC in Cornwall but needs protection from strong winds and severe frosts

 
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£40.00 each 
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