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Protea burchellii

Burchells protea

belongs to group called Spoon-bract sugarbushes

named after Willian John Burchell, a British explorer and naturalist

  • the flowers vary from shiny, cream to pink to carmine, tipped with a black or white beard
  • this is an erect, spreading shrub, 1 - 2m tall and upto 3m across
  • flowerheads have short flowers sunken within the long involucral bracts
  • grows in varied soils, but favours richer soil
  • flowering occurs in winter and flowers are excellent as cut flowers
  • flowers are easy to grow and quite hardy
  • sow in autumn
  • does well in coastal gardens

Erica bauera

Commonly known as Albertinia heath, Bridal heath or Witheide (Afrikaans) 

  • This is a large shrub, growing to height of 1.5m and spread of 60cm.
  • It has grey/green leaves with masses of waxy, white to pink tubular flowers.
  • Flowering time is spring to autumn.
  • It enjoys full sun.
  • Erica bauera is also a good cut flower.
  • Looks stunning when planted in groups.
  • It is hardy, fairly adaptable and long lived
  • It is hardy to light frost.
  • It will attract birds to your garden and is highly recommended as a garden subject.

Erica sessiflora

Commonly known as Green heath

  • Grows to 1-2m shrub.
  • Has attractive  cream/green/yellow tubular flowers occuring at end of branches.
  • Flowers are produced from Autumn to Spring.
  • Prefers moist well drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • It produces a lovely cut flower.
  • Produces seed heads resembling a reddish fungal growth.

Erica coccinea

Commonly known as Tassel Heath.

  • Coccinea (meaning red) is misleading as this is a very variable species in the color
  • Color varies from red / orange / pink / green to yellow
  • The shape and size of the flower and the length of leaves is also variable
  • It grows up to 1m tall with a spread of 60cm
  • Flowering occurs all year around

Protea lacticolor

Commonly known as Hottentots Holland sugarbush

  • This species is one of the white sugarbushes.
  • It grows into a neat erect slender shrub or small tree of 2-5m
  • Flowering occurs from autumn to winter.
  • The flowers vary from cream to pink and are funnel shaped, becoming untidy as they open further and are invaded by bees and nectar feeding birds.
  • The oval shaped blue/grey  leaves are quite thick and tough.
  • The height, slenderness and foliage make this a popular landscaping plant.
  • It's an easy to grow shrub that does well in well drained soil.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.



Erica mammosa

Commonly known as Nine-pin heath, Rooiklossieheide (Afrikaans)

  • Grows to a height of 1.8m.
  • It is a variable species with tubular flowers ranging from purple, dark red, orange, pink, green to creamy white.
  • The flowers are packed along the branch tip.
  • It flowers from mid-summer to autumn.
  • This is a very strong grower, is robust and long-lived.
  • Erica mammosa is very showy and will be noticed in your garden.
  • Ths species will attract sunbirds to your garden.

Protea humiflora

Commonly known as Patentleaf sugarbush

  • This species is one of the rodent sugarbushes.
  • It grows to 1m sprawling shrub.
  • Flowering occurs from late winter to early spring.
  • The sharply pointed grey to purplish-green leaves conceal a bowl-shaped flower with dark bracts.
  • Prefers hot, dry sun-facing slopes.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.

Erica plukenetti

Commonly known as Plukenet's heath or Hangertjie (Afrikaans)

  • Erica plukenetti is a sturdy, upright shrub.
  • Grows to a height of around 0.6 - 0.9m.
  • It provides an excellent cut flower almost all year round.
  • The flowers are tubular in shape and are either white or deep red (as seen in picture).
  • They grow in dense, hanging spikes.
  • Plukenetti is one of the most adaptable ericas.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8
  • In southern hemisphere, sow in autumn and northern hemisphere, in spring

Erica perspicua

Commonly known as Prince of Wales heath or Veerheide (Afrikaans)

  • This is a tall, erect plant.
  • It grows to a height of 2m.
  • The flowers are white and pink and have a tubular shape.
  • This species is easy to grow,
  • Grows best in a moist areas.
  • Flowering occurs from summer through to winter.
  • It is a popular garden plant and a good cut flower.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • Sow seeds in autumn.

Protea grandiceps

Commonly known as Red sugarbush

  • Protea grandiceps grows to a height of 2m.
  • It has distinctive broad, leathery, oval blue-green leaves with red margins.
  • Produces showy pink to red flowers from Spring to Summer, with thick white and maroon beards. 
  • This is a very decorative garden shrub
  • It produces beautiful cut flowers
  • This species tolerates frost well.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.

Protea roupelliae

Commonly known as Silver sugarbush

  • Protea roupelliae grows to a height of a 3-8m, forming a small upright tree.
  • It grows in a variety of different habitats of soil and vegetation types and is one of the few proteas found in summer rainfall areas.
  • Protea roupelliae leaves are sometimes silky and silvery, and other times smooth.
  • The protea roupelliae flower heads are goblet-shaped, pink to ruddy brown in color, with bracts covered in silk, silver hairs.
  • Flowering occurs from summer to autumn and seeds should be sown in spring.
  • Protea roupelliae is fast growing, adaptable and attractive.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.  

Erica baccans

Commonly known as the Berry heath

  • Grows upto 2.5m - into an erect, robust shrub.
  • Has attractive dry urn-shaped rose pink flowers.
  • Flowers appear end of autumn to Spring and in abundance.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • They enjoy a position of full sun in moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil.
  • Seeds should be sown in Autumn.

Silver Tree Single Pack

Commonly known as the SilverTree. It reaches a height of 10m growing into a well shaped elegant tree with a substantial trunk. The silver leaves reflect the light, giving the tree a stunning, metallic look. Flowering occurs in spring, with the female heads maturing into silvery cones. This species is wind tolerant and is an exceptional tree for a medium to large size garden. The decorative foliage is also very useful for flower arrangements.

Leucadendron argenteum$3.54

Protea punctata

Commonly known as Waterlily sugarbush

  • Grows to 2-4m shrub/tree.
  • Has attractive blue-grey leaves.
  • Has a water lily-like flower with bracts that open wide to display a white/pink flower in the middle.
  • Flowers produced from Summer to Winter.
  • Prefers dry areas.
  • Can tolerate light frost.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8. 
  • This species is easy to grow.
  • It produces a lovely cut flower

Protea repens

Common Sugarbush, Suikerbos, Honey Protea

Belongs to group called True sugarbushes

  • grows to shrub/tree of 4.5 m with long narrow leaves
  • flowers creamy white to red and are waxy and sticky to touch
  • they flower from Feb-Oct
  • produce lots of nectar, attracting birds and bees
  • are easy to grow from seed, adaptable to many soil types and waterwise
  • produce beautiful long-lasting cut flowers
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8
  • the sweet watery nectar that collects in the flowers used to be drained and boiled up to produce a sugary syrup – known as 'bossiestroop' – which was used as a sweetner and for medicinal use
  • ideal for coastal gardens and can be used as a windbreak

    King Protea Single Pack (Protea cynaroides)

    Contains everything you need to grow Protea cynaroides - commonly known as 'King Protea'. This is  the national flower of South Africa. The pack contains 5 seeds, detailed growing instructions and enhanced smoke primer to germinate the seeds. The King Protea is suitable for low-frost climates and grows in a wide range of soils and conditions.


    Healing Herbs Starter Pack

    Contains everything you need to start your own little collection of indigenous South African medicinal plants.  Contains 5 seeds of each of 6 South African plants that have been used as traditional remedies by the bushmen and the early settlers to the Cape.  To help you get started, the pack contains detailed growing instructions. information about the medicinal uses of the plants, and online support.  These plants are suitable for low-frost climates.

    The pack is in an attractive, postable envelope-sized package that makes an ideal gift.  The package is adorned with attractive photos of the plants and flowers and covered in cellophane.


    Smoke Primer

    1 disk will germinate up to 100 seeds

    This paper disk is impregnated with the chemicals found in bushfire smoke, as well as components found to help Strelitzia's and Restios germinate. When you soak seeds in a solution of these chemicals you recreate conditions similar to the start of the rainy season after a fire. This triggers germination.We use it and recommend it in our growing instructions. If you have bought seeds then don't go home without this!  Essential for Protea, Strelitizia and Restio seeds and recommended for most Cape Fynbos seeds.


    Fynbos Colouring and Activity Book

    A special, fun, educational colouring book created by talented Kate Muller. You can find out more about her at:

    This book contains:

    • 20 colouring in templates of indigenous animals and plants
    • each comes with a poem
    • and games and questions
    • the animals depicted are: leopard, double collared sunbird, leopard tortoise, chacma baboon, mountain beauty butterfly, bontebok, spotted eagle owl, Cape cobra, caracal, Cape sugarbird, black eagle, porcupine, arum lily frog, steenbok, small grey mongoose, rhino beetle, Cape white eye, eland, Cape vulture, orange breasted sunbird
    • a wonderful gift for any child - big and small


    A wonderful educational colouring and activity book - for all children, big and small.

    Leucadendron spissifolium

    Commonly know as Oribi Spear-leaf conebush

    • Grows to height of 3m, with pale involucral leaves.
    • Flowers late Spring and female plant develops attractive red cones.
    • This rare species is found at the Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone, and not in the Western Cape where most leucadendrons occur.
    • Sow in autumn.
    • Hardy to USDA Zone 8