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USDA zone 9 fynbos and protea seeds

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Leucospermum cordifolium yellow

Commonly known as pincushion or Speldekussing (Afrikaans) or Bobbejaanklou (Afrikaans)

  • This is the most popular and easy to grow pincushion.
  • It is a rounded, spreading shrub growing up to 1.5m in height with a spread of 2m.
  • The flowers range in colour from shades of red, orange to bright yellow.
  • It flowers in the summer and is an exceptionally attractive plant for any garden.
  • It is a very strong grower, is hardy and is a wonderfully long lasting and showy cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
$0.15

Protea lepidocarpodendron seed

Black-beard sugarbush

belongs to group called Bearded sugarbushes

  • the flower is a stunning cream with black velvety beard
  • grows to an erect shrub- 2 - 3 m tall
  • this plant looks a lot like Protea neriifolia, except the flowers are cream to pink and heavily bearded with brown and purple/black hairs
  • flowers from April to August
  • habitat is in sandstone, ferricrete and granite soils
  • it is a fast grower and does well in coasta gardensl
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.15

Leucospermum muirii

Commonly known as Albertinia pincushion or Bloukoolhout (Afrikaans)

  • It is an excellent garden plant growing to a height of 1.5m.
  • It grows into a bushy, rounded, erect shrub with a generous display of small, yellow flower heads.
  • These can either grow in a cluster or singly.
  • It flowers from winter to spring and is excellent as a cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds shold be sown in autumn.
$0.15

Strelitzia reginae

Commonly known as Bird of Paradise, Kraanvoëlblom, Crane Flower, Orange Strelitzia 

  • They can flower within 3 years from germination under ideal conditions
  • This species grows to a height of 1.5m
  • It requires full sun to flower well
  • This species can survive with little water once established  & can tolerate light frosts
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers with a long vase life
  • Seeds should be sown in spring
  • This is one of the most striking and well recognized rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa.
  • They have large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right. The tufted growth gradually multiplies and can be divided during spring and summer.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Bird of Paradise'.
  • They flower from summer to autumn.
  • They are striking feature plants and very popular with landscapers.
  • They grow in full sun or semi shade are wind tolerant, doing well in coastal gardens.
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Metalasia muricata

Commonly known as Blombos, White Bristle Bush

  • This is a must for any fynbos water wise garden.
  • It has superb woolly grey foliage and in the winter has abundant compact white flower heads.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5 and a spread of 1m and grows into a lovely rounded shrub.
  • It is very hardy and has adapted itself to harsh coastal conditions.
  • It grows well in sandy soil and loves to be in a position of full sun.
  • Seeds to be sown in autumn.
  • Will attarct birds to your garden.
$0.15

Serruria florida

Commonly known as Blushing Bride, Pride of Franschhoek

  • This is one of the most delicately beautiful flowers of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, becoming straggly if left unpruned.
  • They like full sun and resent any addition of fertilizer.
  • The flowers are small and compact and made up of clusters of up to 8 flowerheads per branch.
  • They have a white/creamy colour with a delicate blush of pink, which is caused by the movement of the flower.
  • The flowers have a papery feel and have an exceptionally long vase life - up to 6 weeks.
  • They flower during early spring and would be a superb addition to any garden.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.25

Strelitzia juncea

Commonly known as Crane Flower, Rush leaved Strelitzia

  • It grows to a height of 1-2m, with long, upright, rigid, needle-like leaves, forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • This is one of the most striking ornamental plants in South Africa.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue/purple and orange and have a distinctive shape resembling the head of a bird- hence the name 'Crane flower'.
  •  Although the leaves are very different, the flowers are very similar to the Strelitzia reginae.
  • Flowers appear from end of autumn through to mid spring.
  • They are slow growers, but once established are long-lived.
  • They require full sun to flower well, can survive with little water and can tolerate light frosts.
  • They are spectacular as cut flowers and last well.
$0.63

Dioscorea elephantipes

Commonly known as Elephant's Foot, Turtle Back, Hottentot's Bread

  • This plant has a large, fleshy rootstock with twining stems coming out of the top.
  • The leaves are heart-shaped.
  • Flowering occurs in summer producing white flowers.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
Mature dioscorea elephantipes succulent showing the elephant's foot texture$0.34

Strelitzia reginae yellow

Commonly known as Mandela's Gold, Mandela's gold strelitzia, Yellow strelitzia, Yellow crane flower, Yellow Bird of Paradise, Geelkraanvoel blom, Geel Piesang

  • This is a rare yellow form of one of the most striking rhizomatous shrubs in South Africa – Strelitzia Reginae.
  • Up until 1996 it was known as 'Kirstenbosch Gold'.
  • It grows to a height of around 1.5m, with large basal leaves forming clumps which are attractive in their own right.
  • The flowers are a dramatic blue and yellow and appear during winter and spring.
  • They are sensitive to cold and in climates where the winter low is -7 to -1 degrees C, they should be grown in pots in a sunny or well-lit conservatory or moved to a sheltered position during the colder months.
  • The seeds should be planted in spring.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.95

Leucospermum praecox

Commonly known as Mossel Bay pincushion or Large tufted pincushion

  • Falls into group of wide-tubed pincshions
  • This is a large shrub, growing to 3m tall.
  • It bears large, yellow flowers in winter, with persistent styles that turn orange in spring.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
  • It is lovely as cut flower.
$0.15

Leucospermum glabrum

Commonly known as Outeniqua pincushion

  • A large, rounded shrub / tree growing to 2.5m tall and 1.5m across.
  • This pincushion belongs to the group of tree pincushions.
  • The flowers are large & spherical, about 100 mm in diameter. The tips are orange/yellow and the rest is a deep red.
  • It is extremely attractive as a cut flower with its dark green glossy leaves.
  • It flowers in late spring to early summer.
  • It is adaptable to many soil types and climates and is more resistant to frost than most other leucospermums.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15

Leucospermum oleifolium

Commonly known as Overberg pincushion

  • A lovely compact shrub growing to about 1m tall.
  • The flower-heads are smallish and grow in clusters (as seen in picture).
  • This species flowers from spring to summer, with the flowers being yellow in colour and changing to crimson as they age.
  • They are beautiful as cut flowers and eye catching as a garden feature, especially for the smaller gardens.
  • They enjoy sandy, acidic soils.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15

Leucospermum cordifolium

Commonly known as pincushion or Speldekussing (Afrikaans) or Bobbejaanklou (Afrikaans)

  • This is the most popular and easy to grow pincushion.
  • It is a rounded, spreading shrub growing up to 1.5m in height with a spread of 2m.
  • The flowers range in colour from shades of red, orange to bright yellow.
  • It flowers in the summer and is an exceptionally attractive plant for any garden.
  • It is a very strong grower, is hardy and is a wonderfully long lasting and showy cut flower.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
$0.15

Leucospermum tottum

Commonly known as Ribbon pincushion or Vuurhoutjies (Afrikaans)

  • Leucospermum tottum grows to a height of 1.5m and spread of upto 2m - and has many, many branches and hence flowers when in flower.
  • This is one of the few leucospermums that has flowers that are pink in colour - they have large pale pink to darker pink flowerheads that are very attractive.
  • It is wonderful as a cut flower - flowering from spring to mid summer.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15

Leucospermum reflexum var luteum

Commonly known as Rocekt pincushion, Perdekop

  • Grows to 3m shrub with small grey leaves
  • This cultivar produces flowers that are yellow and styles bent backwards (reflexing)
  • They flower in Spring and Summer.
  • Best sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 9.
  • Very attractive garden specimen and will attract birds to your garden
$0.15

Leucospermum reflexum var. reflexum

Commonly known as Rocket pincushion, Sky rocket pincushion or Perdekop (Afrikaans)

  • It is widely cultivated, growing up to a size of 4x4m.
  • This species belongs to the group of fireworks pincushions.
  • It comes in a bright flame red color as well as yellow (Leucospermum reflexum var.luteum).
  • During its flowering cycle, the lower rows of styles straighten and point downwards giving the flower its rocket-like appearance.
  • It flowers from spring to early summer and is excellent as a cut flower with its bright distinctive flowers, long, straight stems and extended vase life.
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Leucospermum formosum

Commonly known as Silverleaf-wheel pincushion

  • A large, erect grey, hairy- leafed shrub growing to 2-3m tall.
  • The flower-heads are large and appear in spring, with the flowers being a pale to bright yellow colour, and the longish styles turning away from the centre after opening, giving it a Catherine- wheel appearance.
  • It is one of the group of fireworks pincushions
  • They are excellent for flower arranging and eye catching, especially for the medium to larger gardens.
  • They enjoy well drained, acidic soils.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15

Leucospermum catherinae

Commonly known as the 'catherine wheel pincushion'

  • This species is one of the most stunning of the 'firework pincushions'.
  • It grows into an erect shrub, up to 3m tall and with a spread of 2.5m.
  • The flowerhead is depressed-globose, but disc-shaped when mature and is orange to coppery bronze in color.
  • The styles point around in a circle giving its Catherine wheel appearance.
  • Leaves are blue-grey with distinctive red tips.
  • Grows in sandstone soils along stream edges.
  • Flowering occurs from spring to early summer.
  • It is one of the larger leucospermums and is stunning as an accent plant in a large garden.
  • It is fairly hardy and the mature plants are failry frost tolerant.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.
  • It is hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15

Leucospermum cuneiforme

Commonly known as Wart-stemmed pincushion or Luisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This multi – stemmed species grows into a lovely, bushy shrub with height and width of up to 2m.
  • The flowers are bright yellow and occur from late spring to early summer.
  • They are lovely as cut flowers.
  • It is an ideal specimen for a large garden with it's compact shape and showy and abundant flowers.
  • Sow seeds in autumn
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9
$0.15

Leucospermum bolusii

Commonly known as Gordon's Bay pincushion or Witluisiesbos (Afrikaans)

  • This species is an unusual leucospermum as it's colouring is creamy/white rather than the usual striking bright yellow or orange that the others generally are.
  • It grows into an erect rounded shrub to around 1.5m tall.
  • The flower-heads are small and creamy/white in colour, appearing in numerous clusters.
  • They exude a strong, sweet fragrance and are wonderful as cut flowers.
  • It flowers in late spring and is an attractive shrub for any garden, small or large.
  • They enjoy sandy, acidic soils and a position in full sun.
  • They are hardy to USDA zone 9.
  • Should be sown in autumn and do well in coastal gardens.
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Leucospermum gueinzii

Commonly known as Kloof fountain Pincushion

  • Grows to 2.5m shrub, looks similar to Leucospermum grandiflorum.
  • Produces red flowers in summer.
  • Prefers a moister habitat to most leucospermums.
  • Sow in Autumn.
  • USDA Zone 9.
$0.15

Serruria florida x rosea

Commonly known as Pretty in Pink

  • This is one of the most delicately beautiful cultivars of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets. The combination of the Blushing bride (Serruria florida) and the Bridesmaid or Rose spiderhead(Serruria rosea) is stunning with it's hot pink flowers
  • It grows to a height of around 0.7m to 1m, becoming straggly if left unpruned.
  • They like full sun and resent any addition of fertilizer.
  • The flowers are small and compact and made up of clusters of up to 8 flowerheads per branch.
  • They have a pink/cerise colour with a delicate blush of pink, which is caused by the movement of the flower.
  • The flowers have a papery feel and have an exceptionally long vase life - up to 6 weeks.
  • They flower during early spring and would be a superb addition to any garden.
  • Plant seeds in autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
'Pretty in Pink'$0.21

Protea gaguedi

  • Grows to 2-3m with thick, flaky corky bark.
  • Leaves fall off after frost.
  • Flowers are slightly scented and silvery white
  • Flowering occurs in summer.
  • Tropical, summer-rainfall protea.
  • Sow in Spring.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 9.
$0.15