Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion)
Incredibly beautiful, Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion) is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with large, salmon pink flower clusters resembling pincushions and purplish-red stripings resembling bright red ribbons. Borne at the end of each branch, they are produced in such abundance that they cover the plant from late spring to midsummer. The vibrant green foliage is tough and leathery, and spirally arranged on the stems. 'Scarlet Ribbon' is a charming hybrid which results from a…
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Day 16: How to draw a pincushion protea - The House That Lars Built
Right in the middle of our #larsflowerchallenge, we wanted to give you something a little different, a little exciting, and shall we say, a little exotic. For Day 16, we bring you the lovely pincushion protea. If you haven’t heard of this flower, you aren’t the minority. But let us help you out! Click on […]
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South African High Tea Photo Gallery | Munaluchi Bride
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Proteas Please and Tease Me
The Proteaceae family was named after the mythical god Proteus, son of Poseidon, because the flowers have so many forms. Proteus could foretell the future, but changed his shape so he didn't have to. Doesn't the king protea above look like a snow cone? And this banksia, a corn cob? The petals feel like coated plastic wire, the kind used in telephone cables. Proteas (plants in the genera Protea, Banksia and Leucospermum) are from Australia and South Africa. Although grown commercially in my…
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