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Protea amplexicaulis

Commonly known as the Clasping-leaf sugarbush

belongs to group called Rodent sugarbushes

  • grows to 0.4m sprawling shrub, with blue-green heart-shaped leaves which clasp the stem
  • flowers are reddish with involucre that is velvety-brown outside and white/pale pink inside
  • flowering¬† occurs in winter to early spring
  • the flowers have a yeasty odour to attract mouse pollinators
  • sow in autumn
  • hardy to USDA zone 8